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New Nurse in a Rehab Facility.. HELP

  1. 0 Hello Everyone,

    I graduated recently and got a job in an inpatient rehab unit at a local hospital. I've never had any experience working in rehab setting. I just want to know what skills / knowledge I need to have in order to ease my transition in this unit. From what I've observed in my orientation last week their patient population is mostly hip/knee replacement, fractures, amputation and so on. Please send me links to educational resources that I could use. Thanks!
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  3. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
    Google is your friend. Also, I'd access my school's data base for research articles.
    Fiona59 likes this.
  4. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
    You'll get a chunk of orientation material from the CNE on your first day. You need to follow the institution's protocols not random suggestions from people who don't work there.
    loriangel14 likes this.
  5. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
    I work on a floor that has large percentage of rehab patients. Lots of hips. You need to learn about hip precautions and proper transfer techniques.The physiotherapists are a good resource.Promoting independence is very important. We have to learn to be firm with our patients.I have had to explain that this is the "rehab" floor,not the " I'm going to lay in my bed all day" floor.
    itsmejuli, Fiona59, and Sun0408 like this.