Hey everyone, I am a nursing student going for my ADN currently and aiming on my BSN and MSN someday in the conceivable future. Before I started nursing school I took a PCT(AUA) course and did a rotation on a wound care team at a local hospital and fell in love with wound nursing. While in nursing school I have enjoyed our lectures on wound care and skin integrity. I was curious if anyone out there could give me description of what is a typical(if there is one) day like for a nurse on a wound care team, in a wound clinic, etc. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Mar 2, '10
IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU WORK AND THE EXPECTATIONS OF RHE WOUND NURSE. i WORKED ONE PLACE AND I HAD BETWEEN 30-40 RESIDENTS TO DO DAILY WOUND CARE ON AND WE TALKING NO ONE WITH LESS THAN 3 WOUNDS EACH AND SOME ONE WITHA S MANY AS 17. nO HELP FROM THE NURSE OR THE CNA.
NOW WHERE i WORK IS A LTAC AND WE SEE MINIUM 10 PT A DAY. ONE OT HAS 21 WOUNDS BUT HE IS DONE ONCE IN 2 WEEKS BY THE WOUND TEAM, MYSELF AND 2 PCT/WOUND TECHS. MAYBE OUT OF THE 10 WE HAVE 3-5 ADMISSIONS. ON A WEEKLY BASES WE SEE 120-310 WOUNDS.