Successful Transition from LTC to Hospital - page 3

by Morningdew2112

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I'm a new grad RN with a 3-month-old baby with eczema and a 5-year-old, so moving is not an option for me, since I have a good support system here. It's hard to get a hospital job in my area, so I'm thinking LTC is an option. In... Read More


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    Concerto_in_C- I could've written this exact post ^ as I am living this right now. I have 9-12 pt load on subacute rehab, and I am seeing pts right out of the hospital. People are being d/c prior to things really being resolved and some things are evolving so we send them out again. You don't have med support so nurses think on their feet more and I call the MD's or NP's alot more than I did in the hospital. I am looking to go back to to the hospital for many reasons.
    Last edit by KaLynRN on Dec 14, '13 : Reason: typo
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    Quote from KaLynRN
    Concerto_in_C- I could've written this exact post ^ as I am living this right now. I have 9-12 pt load on subacute rehab, and I am seeing pts right out of the hospital. People are being d/c prior to things really being resolved and some things are evolving so we send them out again. You don't have med support so nurses think on their feet more and I call the MD's or NP's alot more than I did in the hospital. I am looking to go back to to the hospital for many reasons.
    Nursing staff hates rehab jobs. Nurse absenteeism is a constant problem. If a nurse calls off, management expects you to pick up additional patients so you can go from 15 to 20 patients. In the management office, a morbidly obese, lazy director of nursing and her morbidly obese assistant have a table stacked with food, they are eating all day while the staff breaks their backs. My managers at the hospital are at least trying to help us, within their means. Somebody above them makes budget allocations so we can't always get what we want, but at least they are trying.

    I hope some day we will have legislation that will look into long term care/nursing homes/etc. and address the working conditions there.
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    OMG! COncerto! And I thought that's me. Sub-acute rehab with ppl from the hospital dying on you. I though that I need to be more organized, more educated, more something.... of course there is always way to grow but in the environment like TCU it can be tough
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    I have worked on a sub-acute rehab wing for 3 years. I was offered a job at local hospital working on the surgical floor. I'm both excited and a little scared, but it can be done.


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