The ward H1 Surgery (H1C)

The H1C nursing ward has 21 patient beds and an additional admission room. Over 20 nursing staff care for the patients in a 3-shift system. Mainly patients are cared for on this ward who have received a system for mechanical circulatory support (VAD). Here they and their relatives are trained in the use of the systems, mainly with regard to changing dressings at the outlet point of the power cable and taking anticoagulant medication. VAD patients are also cared for as in-patients on the H1C in the event of complications occurring later and for the preparation of surgery. The so-called "Assist-Team", consisting of doctors and nurses, organizes and accompanies the regular outpatient presentation appointments of the patients. It also takes care of dressing changes for inpatients and is the link between outpatient and inpatient care. Furthermore, patients are also prepared for valve, bypass and vascular surgery or transplantation on the H1C ward. Psychosocial care during the inpatient stay and support at home by nursing staff is organised by the Department of Psychosomatics and Social Services. The optimal nutritional adjustment is carried out by trained dieticians.

Ward H2

Ward H2 is one of the peripheral wards of the DHZB, which is responsible for pre- and post-operative patient care. It has 41 beds and is equipped with a possible VIP area. Currently, more than 50 employees work in a 3-shift system on this ward.

Patients are admitted and prepared here before the operation and are usually taken back from the intensive care unit one or two days after the operation. Subsequently, targeted care and mobilisation takes place with a view to a transfer to the Paulinen Hospital, which usually provides further care. From there, the patient is discharged home or to a suitable rehabilitation facility.

Ward H3

Station H3 was opened in 1989 after the attic was extended and was extensively renovated between 2012 and 2013. It comprises twelve single rooms and a recording room. Each bed space is equipped with a monitor system, perfusers and a ventilation connection for intensive care monitoring. Each room has a state-of-the-art lighting system that imitates the rhythm of day and night.

After the intensive care phase, freshly heart and lung transplanted patients are cared for on this ward until the beginning of their rehabilitation phase. The H3 team also cares for long-term transplanted patients who have to be admitted as inpatients for routine examinations, infection therapy or rejection treatment. H3 also admits patients for transplantation as part of listing examinations.

Organizational unit intensive care units 1 and 2 / anesthesia

The nursing team of the anaesthesia and intensive care units consists of over 200 nurses, who are combined in a so-called organisational unit (OU) at the DHZB. The OU is also responsible for the admission and care of emergencies requiring intensive care. In addition to basic nursing care, our specialists assist in various diagnostic and therapeutic measures. The nursing staff see themselves as an interface between patients, relatives, doctors and other professional groups. A professional and structured induction of new employees is guaranteed by several practice managers.

Together with the anaesthetists, the nurses in the surgical area of the German Heart Center Berlin ensure the preparation and implementation of professional and safe anaesthesia, even for highly complex procedures lasting many hours. For infants as well as for very elderly patients, for planned operations as well as in acute emergencies.

On our two intensive care units, a total of 44 beds with the most modern monitoring and ventilation equipment are available for patient care. A highly motivated and experienced team of nurses with specialist training is available here for the extremely demanding and complex intensive care of our patients before and after an operation. In addition, the nursing staff of IPS 1 provides the emergency team for the entire DHZB. Between intensive care units 1 and 2 there is a regularly scheduled rotation of the nursing staff.




OP Functional Service

More than 60 nursing staff and surgical assistants in the operating area of our clinic ensure the preparation and follow-up as well as the smooth running of every operation. Five practice instructors are responsible for professional training and qualification. The surgical program includes conventional cardiovascular surgery as well as endoscopic / minimally invasive procedures and pure catheter interventions for patients of all ages. The demands on the nursing staff in the safe handling of the instruments are correspondingly wide ranging.