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This is a discussion on Is Med/Surge considered acute care? in Medical-Surgical Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I will be moving to a different state next year and checking this city I am moving to to see their...by Born_2BRN Jul 16, '12I will be moving to a different state next year and checking this city I am moving to to see their jobs listing. Here what I come across. 1-2 yrs acute care experience needed. I am working in Med/Surge floor, will this also considered acute or you must work in ED to consider that?
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- Jul 16, '12 by NBMom1225It may depend on the facility...some consider acute care to be inpatient hospital experience vs sub acute LTC/nursing home experience, others may mean ICU/ED experience vs Med Surg/floor experience.Last edit by NBMom1225 on Jul 16, '12 : Reason: sp
- Jul 16, '12 by TheCommuterYes, med/surg nursing is acute care hospital experience.
- Jul 16, '12 by juan de la cruzAgree...in our hospital acute care means all the floors that are not ICU or Short Stay. When we write admission orders, we write "Admit to Acute Care" meaning all the various Med-Surg units, "Admit to Critical Care" meaning all the various ICU's, or "Admit to Observation" meaning the Short Stay Unit.
- Jul 16, '12 by Born_2BRNThank you all. Now I have a clearer picture of what my floor is. This will help me better in selling myself (not the other way) in the future.
- Jul 16, '12 by CrashEDIn my area we are in a nursing home shortage, so half of our acute care beds are being taken by LTC patients...so unfortunately when you work Med-surg, It turns out to be a bunch of seniors awaiting nursing home beds...really makes you miss the skill mix required for a med surg patient!