Does anyone know if there is an official title for a medical surgical floor that houses everything?....What I mean is we have telemetry, cardiac drips, pediatrics, geriatrics, general illness, post-op, occasional psych and everything that no one else wants.
How many of you work on this type of med-surg floor? Don't most typical med-surg floors just house medical and post-ops?
What I am trying to find out is if a medical-surgical floor is so comprehensive that it houses everything that I have mentioned above shouldn't it be classified as something besides just med-surg? The acuity of the patients on a comprehensive floor are through the roof!!!
What are your thoughts on this?