Hi, was just wondering if any one has worked in a ward with a mix of elective orthopeadic, urology and oncology patients. What are the pros and cons? I have concerns with mixing elective surgery patients with acutely unwell oncology patients.
Jul 3, '12
We are an oncology floor that takes overflow patients from other wards. None of us like it. Nothing like having a MRSA patient next to a neutropenic patient.
Jul 4, '12
I actually work on an ortho/oncology floor that also takes urology/GYN surgical patients. I'm a pca there at the moment, but precepting there and I really love it. I like the mix, although I'd have to say I am more fond of the surgical patients. I'd say about 70% of our patients are surgical, with a few scattered oncs and sometimes a few overflow general medical pts.