Med-Surg Roll Call - page 7

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... Read More

  1. Visit  tinabrat1 profile page
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    Quote from Cerebrum
    Hello! I'm a new paper RN starting out on MEDSURG on Monday a little earlier than my orientation group. Starting to get nervous especially after reading many of the posts in the MEDSURG forum. It helps to know that many of the negative thoughts and feelings are common and almost universally shared. That's the great thing about this group, universality. I'm sure I won't feel this way when it happens to me! Have met my manager and preceptor. They seem nice and welcoming... Not much else to say since it has been expressed in some shape or form already... Wish me luck!

    What is a new paper RN?
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  3. Visit  trixytop4 profile page
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    I work on the med-surg floor as a House Supervisor. This means I deal will with all areas of the hospital when needed, but my main concentration is the Med-Surg floor. I started 12years ago as an LPN on med-surg then after a year I moved to the emergency room. I stayed there for 10years and loved every minute of it. I learned to be stronger, wiser and a lot quicker. When I received my RN I returned back to the Med-Surg floor with all the knowledge and experience I received in the emergency room. I feel that it has made a difference. I work 12 hour shifts on nights and as everyone knows you don't have all the luxuries that day shift is afforded, so you have to be on your toes and I have instilled this into my nurses to become more agressive and observant as to what is going on with there patient. I love med surg and my job because you can get to know your patients and family members. I teach my patients and their family members to speak out and ask questions. It makes a big difference. Like any department you work at you have the good, the bad and the ugly. Isnt that the same anywhere though and what a great satisfaction when you get just a simple smile and a thank you.:wink2:
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  4. Visit  wiggybits profile page
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    i've worked on a med-surg unit for 6 years.i enjoy it d/t the diversity of patients we get. i started out as a student nurse and was invited to continue to work there after graduation. as a new grad, my transition from student to rn was easy because of the wonderful nurses and other staff i have worked with. i was able to hone my skills and build my routine, my way of doing things.the patient load is usually 6:1. the pace is fast (i work day shift) and time goes quickly. and the appreciation expressed by my patients when they are discharged makes me not in a hurry to go to another dept.
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  5. Visit  Nancy428 profile page
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    I work in med surg as a CNA,and I enjoy the work,but sometimes it is too fast paced for me.I have good days when I feel I did really good,but other days I feel like I could have done better,but as I said,it's so fast paced,how can you possibly accomplish everything you want to?I had an RN say to me one day that I wasn't "consistant" enough....and that made me feel really good .I was thinking about going for my LVN,but if I'm not that great as a CNA,I don't know what I'm going to do:uhoh21: .
  6. Visit  SandraDeeRN profile page
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    I work on a med surg floor that specializes in heart failure and stroke patients. Some are on telemetry. I have worked there for two years, it is where i started as a Graduate nurse. I am transferring to the OR though in february. I like med surg, but want to explore what else is out there. The one part I don't like so much is dealing with the crazy families that are out there. They can really make your job much harder than it has to be. I am not certified in med surg but plan to get certified in the OR if everthing works out there.
  7. Visit  muffie profile page
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    11 years general med surg[gi, vascular, thoracic]

    last 9 years cardiac medsurg

    hi gang
  8. Visit  DreamChaser80 profile page
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    I work in med-surg, I just graduated the LPN program in August. I have only been working in med-surg since Nov 2006. I work 2-3 nights a week and go to school during the day for my RN. As a new nurse I sometimes okay, all the time seem over whelemed. I am still kinda in my trial period I only have 6 pt's. The most everyone else has is 7-8. I cant imagine. I am so nervous that I am going to forget to do something or do somethings wrong, I am paranoid something will happen to my pt's. Is it normal to feel this way???????????????????????????????????
  9. Visit  Chaya profile page
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    Quote from DreamChaser80
    I work in med-surg, I just graduated the LPN program in August. I have only been working in med-surg since Nov 2006. I work 2-3 nights a week and go to school during the day for my RN. As a new nurse I sometimes okay, all the time seem over whelemed. I am still kinda in my trial period I only have 6 pt's. The most everyone else has is 7-8. I cant imagine. I am so nervous that I am going to forget to do something or do somethings wrong, I am paranoid something will happen to my pt's. Is it normal to feel this way???????????????????????????????????
    After less than 6 months? It wouldn't be normal if you didn't feel this way!
  10. Visit  grace90 profile page
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    Quote from DreamChaser80
    I am so nervous that I am going to forget to do something or do somethings wrong, I am paranoid something will happen to my pt's. Is it normal to feel this way???????????????????????????????????
    Yes! I *still* feel this way after 2.5 years.
  11. Visit  RN37 profile page
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    Hello everybody, I've been working as a med-surg nurse since graduation, truly it is a rewarding situation if you'll see all the wounds heal without any complication.Like as what other collegues say, lower back pain and thick soles are most of the rewards.....
  12. Visit  RGN1 profile page
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    I'm a med-surg nurse from the UK - have been for some 10 years now.

    I work in a small private hospital right now & love the variety that I get. Right now we have 2 medical patients & a combo of orthopaedics, gynae, cosmetic, IVF (we're one of the top units in the UK) ENT & urology patients on the ward.

    It's busy but fun, I love the job but not the pay here in the UK so I'm crossing the pond some time this year - retrogression pending!
  13. Visit  leosrain profile page
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    I work on a general surgery/surgical oncology unit here in Calgary, Canada. I have been there for approximately one year. I would like to stay med-surg for 2-5 years. After that, I'd like to advance my career toward critical care/public health/management (I need to decide on of these day!) with a master's degree or post-bachelor's certificate.

    Sean

    [QUOTE=RNPATL;1045363]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 you hold certification in med-surg through ANCC or AMSN. Thanks ....
  14. Visit  floridanurse65 profile page
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    I've been a nurse for almost 12 years and I'm going to be starting my first hospital position in a med-surg unit in less than 2 weeks. I've done Dialysis and Home Health primarily. Dialysis almost killed me after 5 years of it and Home Care isn't paying the bills anymore where I live. So I feel like a brand new nurse all over again. I'm not so worried about my skills. We do it all in Home Care. Well almost all of it. I started thinking about some of the skills I had never done. The main one I could think of was inserting an NG tube. Never done it. I'm primarily concerned about managing my time. It's one on one in Home Care and I really never have to rush through anything. So any advice for an old nurse about to become the "new" nurse again????


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