I am currently in my 3rd year of a Bachelor of Nursing in Australia and am about to start a placement on the 27th April in a "DOSA/Shortstay" unit. When I entered this as my (3rd) preference, I didn't know what DOSA meant and thought it was like an EECU type of shortstay ward for general medical patients that needed to be observed overnight. So, now I know it is Day of Surgery Admission, my questions are:
- Does that mean it is half DOSA/half EECU shortstay, or is the shortstay part related to shortstay after surgery?
- What relation does this have to a Day Surgery unit?
- What kinds of surgeries would the patients be having?
I have tried to google the answers to these questions but I can't find specific reference to DOSA apart from pancakes and malaysian or indonesian websites. I understand the perioperative environment but I am having difficulty distinguishing what fits into DOSA as opposed to a normal surgical ward or a Day Surgery unit. I'm guessing it is inbetween, or perhaps it goes DOSA -->operation-->recovery-->surgical ward. I asked my lecturer but she is in paediatrics so she wasn't sure how it would be at my placement venue.
I thought the best people to ask would be you guys in the field!
Thanks in advance!:rcgtku: