struggling with med surg expectations - page 2

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I recently transitioned from psych inpatient nursing to med surg. I quit my job in psych - working there for a year as a new nurse. I didn't want to lose my nursing skills and wanted to be involved in more acute medical care... Read More


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    Thanks Esme..if given another chance I will use these..I was sent home today and told that this unit was not the right fit for me and that I wasnt making enough progress yesterday i had 4 patients and struggled some and then got an admission which i still struggle thru the computer admission process.and trying to remember my other pts. i still have my preceptor had me go to first patient room in morning administer all meds for time do am assessment and do all am charting on these in room then go to pt. 2 and do same and so on...well by the time i get to patient 4 its a little late and then expected to go to patient discharge meeting which im forever late for or miss..sounds easy but maybe still a bit slow with charting entire am shift assessment...thought itd be better just administering meds doing am assessment noting abnormals to chart..after all meds in on time then going back to chart but then id prob. be behind too ..oh well..in the process of finding right fit for me..obviously 15days med surg training wasnt enough or too chaotic for me
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    Quote from sleepdeprived1
    Thanks Esme..if given another chance I will use these..I was sent home today and told that this unit was not the right fit for me and that I wasnt making enough progress yesterday i had 4 patients and struggled some and then got an admission which i still struggle thru the computer admission process.and trying to remember my other pts. i still have my preceptor had me go to first patient room in morning administer all meds for time do am assessment and do all am charting on these in room then go to pt. 2 and do same and so on...well by the time i get to patient 4 its a little late and then expected to go to patient discharge meeting which im forever late for or miss..sounds easy but maybe still a bit slow with charting entire am shift assessment...thought itd be better just administering meds doing am assessment noting abnormals to chart..after all meds in on time then going back to chart but then id prob. be behind too ..oh well..in the process of finding right fit for me..obviously 15days med surg training wasnt enough or too chaotic for me
    Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you. Chin up something g better is out there for you!
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    Thanks Esme..if given another chance I will use these..I was sent home today and told that this unit was not the right fit for me and that I wasnt making enough progress yesterday i had 4 patients and struggled some and then got an admission which i still struggle thru the computer admission process.and trying to remember my other pts. i still have my preceptor had me go to first patient room in morning administer all meds for time do am assessment and do all am charting on these in room then go to pt. 2 and do same and so on...well by the time i get to patient 4 its a little late and then expected to go to patient discharge meeting which im forever late for or miss..sounds easy but maybe still a bit slow with charting entire am shift assessment...thought itd be better just administering meds doing am assessment noting abnormals to chart..after all meds in on time then going back to chart but then id prob. be behind too ..oh well..in the process of finding right fit for me..obviously 15days med surg training wasnt enough or too chaotic for me
    I don't think they were fair to you......you went from a new grad to psych. Going to med surg is like being a new grad all over again especially since you never worked med surg. I think they should have been reminded that you never worked med surg and needed at least 30 days.

    The way hospitals act these days makes me sick. I'm sorry ((HUGS))
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    That makes me so sad that they treated you that way. :-( I have been a nurse for two years in a SNF and then started working on tele. They gave me ten weeks of orientation, and i didn't start taking on 4 patients myself until the 7th week! (full time training) Just don't be too hard on yourself, it sounds like their expectations were not reasonable at all
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    That makes me so sad that they treated you that way. :-( I have been a nurse for two years in a SNF and then started working on tele. They gave me ten weeks of orientation, and i didn't start taking on 4 patients myself until the 7th week! (full time training) Just don't be too hard on yourself, it sounds like their expectations were not reasonable at all
    Wow! I had 4 PTs by 3 wk of orientations and no na's.. That means I would do all the RN work, aide work ( brief changing, q2 turns, sugars, weights, vitals, all my own lab draws). And this was a midnight shift. I couldn't handle it all. I had literally 3 diff jobs to do. Needless to say I left my anxiety was through they roof... Too much for a RN let alone a new grad...

    Don't be to hard in yourself their loss! I hope you find something soon!


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