Which nursing specialty or position is the most physically demanding? - Page 2Register Today!
- Sep 5, '12 by J19J94R@RockinChick66
I've read that a lot too every where not just this site that med/surg is VERY tough mentally and physically. No one seems to like it but to me it sounds quite challenging and rewarding because of it.
- Sep 5, '12 by Aurora77Quote from RockinChick66Do we work together, lol? That sounds like my floor. Take away the CVAs ( ours go to the unit or step down) and add in the urology patients, with their CBIs, and that's my floor. Craziness, but I love it. I used to work a very physically demanding job (non nursing) and there are many nights where I go home feeling like I did at that job.I guess I need to clarify my post. I work ortho/neuro/medsurg. We get a little bit of everything including traumas, TKA/THAs, CVAs, diabetic foot ulcers, GI stuff. I mean everything!! Lol It's hard. I always wake up sore the next day.
- Sep 5, '12 by nursefeixi agree, ortho!! i work ortho/urology/med-surg. its a rough floor.
- Sep 5, '12 by linnaeteQuote from J19J94RI worked on an ortho floor that was doing 10-15 joint replacements weekly. Mostly hips and knees. Many of the patients are overweight/obese. These people need help changing, getting those (evil!) ted hose on, going to the bathroom, walking to therapy. Imagine group therapy sessions in the morning with 10-15 people all needing help getting up to a walker and walking to group therapy.Why ortho beeker?
- Sep 5, '12 by FeudalistJust being a nurse is physically demanding and exhausting. People are so obese today and neither they nor their families will assist with hardly any of their care. The mindset is the nurse is there to wait on them hand and foot when they could and should do things for themselves. A real shame!
- Sep 5, '12 by brandy1017Almost all bedside nursing is physically straining! LoL, Try clinic nursing, maybe psyche but then you are at an increased risk of violence/physical injury! Management, case management, insurance nursing and maybe home health are pretty plush for your back! Good luck!
- Sep 5, '12 by anotheroneQuote from BrandonLPNugh we get pts like that in med surg all the time. obviously some with multiple wounds that take 20-60mind to dress properly. we end up needing a few prople just to help hold the pt in position or hold the leg up or pannus..........Being a wound/treatment nurse in LTC! Holding peoples legs up and bending at weird angles to apply dressings *kills* your back. Ever have to apply a dressing to the bottom of a heel on a 400lb pt? Imagine doing stuff like that for eight hours....