I am an LPN, pursuing RN through Regents College, and have just been hired at a Rehab hospital so that I can be kept up to date on acute care. This is the closest I can get to acute care, since med-surg hospitals won't hire me. Would like to have an idea of what to expect in rehab nursing - work load, treatments, equipment, etc. Please e-mail me at MRidley40@aol.com
Sep 3, '12
Part of your job will be to be a cheerleader for your patients. Be sure to find out what their rehab goals are and support their progress toward reaching those goals, even the small ones. A little praise and encouragement goes a long way. Expect a lot of lifting and try to have one of the experienced rehab nurses give you some tips on transfer techniques.
Sep 4, '12
This discussion was started back in 1998, so I wonder if the nurse who originally started this thread is still working at the same rehab hospital nearly 14 years later. An update would be nice.