Med-Surg Roll Call - page 9

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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


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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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    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: .
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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.
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    11 years general med surg[gi, vascular, thoracic]

    last 9 years cardiac medsurg

    hi gang
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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???????????????????????????????????
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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!
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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.
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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.....
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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!
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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 ....


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