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New grad, please Help with med surg organization!!

  1. 0 Ok. I just completed my first day on the floor. I feel horrible, there was no structure to the day, I was just thrown out there to care for five patients with my preceptor. I know my organizational skills are severely lacking because I have never cared for five patients. I feel like I will never get this, does anyone have any updated med surg worksheets?? I have reviewed some on the site, but was wondering if anyone out there has updated examples. Any advice or input would be helpful.
  2. Visit  Futuresos profile page

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    Joined Jun '12; Posts: 15.

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  3. Visit  RN19 profile page
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    Hey there,

    I know the feeling! I have been a med-surg nurse for about 6 months now and have created several worksheet I would be glad to share them with you, but I am having trouble finding out how to attach them--soo as soon as I figure that out I'll post them!!!

    RN19
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  4. Visit  RN19 profile page
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    I can't figure how to attach them, so I can email them to you--bmurphy51@ivytech.edu if you like
  5. Visit  Futuresos profile page
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    Thank you so much... My email is j.pasternack2681@gmail.com
  6. Visit  I<3H2O profile page
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    What kind of things do you find you are having trouble organizing? My days on Med Surg went something like this:
    0645-0700 report
    0700-0800 assessments
    0800-0830(or before if done with assessments early) chart assessments
    0830-1000: 0900 med pass
    10-1100: finish up a.m. charting
    1100 rounds and lunch blood sugars
    1200: chart 1100 rounds, pass lunch trays, give insulin
    1300: rounds(half of the 1400 meds if I have a lot) and charting
    1400: try to catch a break or catch up on charting
    1500: (last half of 1400 meds) rounds and charting
    1630: blood sugars
    1700: pass trays/make rounds/insulins/charting
    1800: final rounds to make sure IV bags are full and give 1900 meds
    1845 report

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  7. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from RN19
    Hey there,

    I know the feeling! I have been a med-surg nurse for about 6 months now and have created several worksheet I would be glad to share them with you, but I am having trouble finding out how to attach them--soo as soon as I figure that out I'll post them!!!

    RN19
    If you "go advanced" to post, there is a paperclip/attachment button just to the right of the "size" drop-down menu.
  8. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    I'll share my "brain" because I created it myself and I am quite proud of it!

    There is a lot to it but it keeps me organized.
    JanaBeeRN, Genista, One Flew Over, and 1 other like this.
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  9. Visit  BarnOwl profile page
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    Quote from PediLove2147
    I'll share my "brain" because I created it myself and I am quite proud of it!

    There is a lot to it but it keeps me organized.
    Can you send your "brain" to me as well? I'm a new grad looking for ways to get more organized. My email is erinkieffer@msn.com. Thank you!
  10. Visit  BarnOwl profile page
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    Quote from RN19
    I can't figure how to attach them, so I can email them to you--bmurphy51@ivytech.edu if you like
    Can you send me your worksheet as well RN19? Thank you. erinkieffer@msn.com
  11. Visit  Luyago profile page
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    RN19 & Pedilove I would love to have your materials. I'm a busy mother of three staring on the Medsurg unit on Jan 7. THANK YOU GUYS. My email is apbtnancy@sbcglobal.net
  12. Visit  alibee profile page
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    Here's my brain sheet: enough room for a patient sticker in the top left, and it's for night shift on a primarily surgical floor. I personally like open, yet organized space to jot down information. I take initial report in black ink, and then I'll pick a color and jot my own findings for the day in that color. After that, if I'm working three days in a row, I'll use a different color for each day so that I know what's new with that patient. Best of luck, your system will come to you (and improve!) with time.
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  13. Visit  Futuresos profile page
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    Thank you so much everyone, I appreciate. It
  14. Visit  pushpa kc profile page
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    Heyy i am a student of medi surg can u plj help me out


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