Med-Surg Roll Call - page 12
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Hi all ... thought it was about time to have a Med-Surg roll call .... please repond by telling us if you work in med-surg .... how long you have been there and if you plan on staying in med surg .... also, please let us know if... Read More
- 0Jan 21, '08 by pbrtrailsI am glad that you love M/S. I absolutely hated it. We see lots of geriatric. I just could not take the elderly person wanting to get up at 3 AM because he thought he heard his wife's voice and the would become very violent when he was told that she was at home sleeping. I have done L&D now since3/07. Not sure whether I really like this or not. This are has lots of gray zones, every nurse who examines a patient says a women is dilated to a different size, all pretermers are treated with different protocals. I have been doing some floating to the ED and have found it to be I think more of what I like. On our OB floor we do not have docs in house, they are on call. When you call these docs, if you do not describe for them in the exact way they want the story discribed they get pretty nasty. I am glad to hear you are happier with your career than I am. pbrtrails
- 0Jan 29, '08 by grantyRN06Quote from missninaCongrats!!! It is a challenging and rewarding specialty. Be prepared to learn lots and grow as a professional nurse. Good Luck to you!!!!I just accepted a day position on a Med Surg unit and will start after I graduate in 3 months.
I'm going to be a Med Surg RN!
- 2Feb 1, '08 by betmic2002I have done geriatric nursing for 7 years and hospital medsurg nursing for 10 years. I work primarily medical as opposed to surgical. I love medical. I love what I do. What I have seen that is so discouraging is the competition between medsurg nursing vs ICU/CCU. Also hospital nursing being "better" than LTC. Even among medsurg nursing, that surgical is "better" than medical nursing. I just don't understand. Why are we nurses like this? I disagree with the idea of "healthy competition". I even see new nursing students with these stereotypical attitudes. I think that we veteran nurses should take some responsibility for these attitudes and be more conscientious of how we speak of our fellow colleagues. We are all in this together. Let's remember that each of us has a special call for each specialty and support each other. Just because that specialty might not be something you could ever imagine doing, doesn't mean that it is any less important. When I think of Psych nursing, I think of all the nurses that I admire who are able to work field and love it. That is because I know that I could not be the type of nurse a psych patient deserves. It is just not my niche. But you will never hear me say " Psych nursing sucks! " Let's always try to be positive. And remember the impact of our words.
- 1Mar 3, '08 by verpHi Everyone..I am currently working med/surg in a small rural hospital...the physical demands are great but so is the satisfaction I get from the variety of patients we see.
I always learn something new every shift..don't ever plan to retire..guess I'll just fade away running down the hall to answer the call light!
- 0Mar 20, '08 by Rebekah24Hi everyone!
I am new grad as of Dec and just took the NCLEX a few weeks ago and passed, yay! I am working in a med-surg telemetry floor in a 600 bed hospital. I am currently orienting on days but I will be working nights. I am a little nervous about working nights but I am a night owl and look forward to not having to wake up so early in the morning to go to work. I am really loving it so far.
Med-surg clinicals had really scared me away :uhoh21:, but our director is very good at staffing appropriately and I have been so impressed with our floor!
- 0Mar 28, '08 by new_mamawHi all! I'm a new member but must admit, I've been a lurker for a few years now. I am a med/surg-telemetry nurse at a 25 bed critical access hospital. I have worked as an RN for 6 years. I work 12 hour night shifts...love it! We have a pediatrician, an orthopedic surgeon, a general surgeon and a pulmonologist on staff along with our general MD's, so we too have a diverse census. I have been offered transfers to ER and other departments, which is usually the norm after 1 year of m/s, but I've always declined. I do on occasion float to other departments, but m/s is and always will be my first love. When I go into report, I never know what kind of patients I will be assigned, and I guess I'm just addicted to that element of surprise!