Tell me about rehab nursing

  1. I am starting a pool position as a lpn at a rehab hospital and I am currently working as a residential nurse with MD/DD/MH clients. I am wondering what type of nursing skills you use in this type setting. I graduated nursing school 2 yrs ago and have been at the current job since that time.

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  3. by   CashewLPN
    Good question...

    Rehab utilizes a little bit of everything... Med-Surg, Neuro, ortho, cardiac, physicial, oncology, Surgery... you name it, you do it...
    Dressings, drains, pins, halos, burns, decubiti, knees, hips, TBI's of all stages....
    The patients tend to be a touch less acute than med surg or surgery. but, they tend to get sick fast...
    A lot of the work is lifting and pulling... lots of muscles grow that way...
    but-- its very fufulling to see someone get better...
    Enjoy your new job!
    --Barbara

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