Hi everyone, I was just thinking about different specialties. Can you guys give me some information about what it would be like to work on a neurology floor (pediatric neurology would be awesome!)
What are the pros? Cons? Patient population like? What type of personality do you think would fit? Turnover rate, comparatively?
Depend on the hospital. A neuro unit in a metro area or university setting will get helicopter fly ins (medivac) from smaller hosp which will give it a more variety of pts you will see and care for. If a community hosp you will see "garden variety" of diagnosis. strokes, seizures, parkinson pt holidays (off meds) occasional injury and fall with surgical intervention if not too complicated. perhaps meningitis, multiple sclerosis rarely guilllian barre. pediatric neuro units are rare. Heck most rural hospital don't even have pediatric ICU. I hope you are in a metro area to fulfill your dreams.
FYI d/t all these illness not many pts are ambulatory. Most are bedridden and confused some require restraints. some will require the use of specialty beds which can be a great learning experience.
Last edit by worked hard and long on May 31, '11