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- Jul 20, '12 by Nurse ABCIt's not a nightmare- just very busy with lots of patients and a lot to learn ( or re-learn). If you have that much hospital experience already ( even though it was a long time ago) you will be fine. They do a lot of things differently now-some good and some more time-consuming but safer. All those nursing abbreviations I learned in school are pretty much worthless now. Everything is computerized so if a patient needs a med you can't simply go grab it and initial it. You have to scan yourself, the patient, the med, etc and it's SO time-consuming esp when the scanners don't want to scan! However, for the most part the basics of patient care and juggling it all remain the same!
- Jul 21, '12 by sublimeauroracherylrnbsn, i've been on my med/surg floor now for a year and survived! yay! the most critical thing for me was getting down a good routine. since you have that experience (i've only got one year under my belt now) i'm sure a lot of that info that you once learned is going to make things so much easier for you. the other problem that i've noticed my peers have had was knowing where everything is located on the floor. we have a very large, 4-wing med/surg floor that can hold up to 75 pts. very busy and very disorienting at times. i was a pct before i became a nurse on the floor so that was beneficial for me. good luck to you!!