Rehab Nursing Intro

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    Please give me an intro to rehab nursing.

    1. What do you do on a daily basis? From the time you start to finish?

    2. What do you like about rehab nursing?

    3. What are some the things you hate about rehab nursing?

    4. What are your major responsibilites?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
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    Aaron......Have passed thru rehab a few times. It is fast paced, of course alot of knee sx, hips ect.. Physical therapy started soon as person can apply weight. You need a strong back, alot of lifting. Rewarding work. And once you get some experience in it, just remember home health nursing is growing. There are now rehab nurses that go to the home and work with patient as does P.T.and O.T.
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    Hi Aaaron,
    I think Rehab nursing is one of the few nursing jobs left that usually work 8 hour shifts, therefore each shift has some different responsibilities.
    My typical shift starts with of course my assessment of my pts. Looking over the MARS, passing meds, hanging IV's admitting new pts, informing the Doc. Charting Charting Charting. Maybe starting a Bowel and Bladder program, lots of teaching, ie.... gait training, diabetic teaching, med s/e, safety issues.
    My shift is over before I know it, and I do like having the same pt's for 4-6 weeks, as my teaching will carry over from shift to shift.
    The down side is if you do occassionaly get a pain in the a-- pt you are kinda stuck with them for several weeks. And yes it is a very physcially demanding job, lots of lifting but all that stuff they teach about proper body mechanics really does work!
    Its pretty cool to see a max assist cva come in and in 6 weeks of intense Rehab they leave wth high functioning ADL skills, the ability to be as independent as possible, and the best part is the majority of my pts are extremly thankful for their stay with us.
    Does that answer some of your questions?
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    Quote from RNKITTY04
    Hi Aaaron,
    I think Rehab nursing is one of the few nursing jobs left that usually work 8 hour shifts, therefore each shift has some different responsibilities.
    My typical shift starts with of course my assessment of my pts. Looking over the MARS, passing meds, hanging IV's admitting new pts, informing the Doc. Charting Charting Charting. Maybe starting a Bowel and Bladder program, lots of teaching, ie.... gait training, diabetic teaching, med s/e, safety issues.
    My shift is over before I know it, and I do like having the same pt's for 4-6 weeks, as my teaching will carry over from shift to shift.
    The down side is if you do occassionaly get a pain in the a-- pt you are kinda stuck with them for several weeks. And yes it is a very physcially demanding job, lots of lifting but all that stuff they teach about proper body mechanics really does work!
    Its pretty cool to see a max assist cva come in and in 6 weeks of intense Rehab they leave wth high functioning ADL skills, the ability to be as independent as possible, and the best part is the majority of my pts are extremly thankful for their stay with us.
    Does that answer some of your questions?
    I found that very helpful thanks - I am soon to start in Rehab from the Uk - so thanks
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    I am soon going to work in a rehab cente in the downstate NY. How much is the usual rate?


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