Is Med-Surg Mandatory? - page 2

I have this question... to be marketable as an LPN, is it necessary to have med-surg experience? I ask this because I am in sort of a unique situation. My job sponsored my education to become a... Read More

  1. by   neygray
    Quote from Nitngale
    Sorry to be so ignorant (I'm pre LPN), but what exactly is med/surg? It sounds like an Intensive Care Unit.
    Med/Surg is your general surgical and medical pts on the same floor. They are not ICU pt's though sometimes you feel like that's where some of them should be.
  2. by   Nitngale
    Quote from neygray
    Med/Surg is your general surgical and medical pts on the same floor. They are not ICU pt's though sometimes you feel like that's where some of them should be.
    Thanks for the info! It sounds like you should have multiply personalities to work it:wink2:
  3. by   Fiona59
    When I read your posts, I'm so glad I'm in Canada. Dayshift usually has three patients, evenings five, and nights nine. Doesn't matter if you're RN or LPN, your patient load is the same. And believe me on days when we're short, managment hears about it when we have four or five patients.

    Some of the American posters are very anti-union and universal healthcare, but when I hear of 12-15 patients, I just shake my head. One of our nurses went down to Texas, back in 12 weeks, just didn't like the customer service driven, private hospital system.

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