I'm a new RN (graduated in May) I'm thinking about trying dialysis
nursing. I don't know a lot about dialysis nursing so I'm hoping to get more info here.I'm currently working on a Med Surg unit with a very high acuity and nurse/pt ratio and I dread going to work every day. I always knew that floor nursing isn't for me but wanted to try med surg to get experience but I'm not getting any satisfaction out of it @ all. I don't feel like I'm doing anything but giving out meds and doing paperwork cuz of my pt load.
What kind of skills besides assessment do you get to do in dialysis and exactly what do you do in general? Would you guys recommend a new grad going into this field? One of the things that I enjoy doing the most is learning about patho and formulating interventions accordingly. This is impossible to do where I'm at. Oh, another ?. Can you go from dialysis into another area like ER or ICU? Thanx so much for any info or input you may have to offer.