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Hi i am sorry if this question has been answered already but i have posted before that i just got a job as a cna on the med surge/oncology floor and i am not sure what to expect in med surge i understand the oncology part but not the med surge?? They told me its alot of copd, and Gi problems, anyone work on that kind of floor??

thanks alot

Michelle

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memphispanda is a RN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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med surge is your basic "sick people" type work. You will see anything and everything. Abdominal pain, insect bites, boils, new onset diabetes, urinary tract infection, etc will all be part of your world. You never know what you might have from day to day.

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tiroka03 has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LPN.

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When I worked in the hospital it was on a medical floor. They seperated med and surg. In medical you will see many people to sick or painful to be home. The best advise I can give you is to take each person seperately. Don't react to the illness, but to the person. If you get distressed about an ugly sore, or vomit, the person can mis interprete it to me, it is a signal of their demise.

Report things out of the ordinary to your nurse. Bleeding, vomitting, pain. As time passes you will get to understand what is important and what is not. It's better to over report your observations, then the reverse. If you have time to question the nurse if what you saw needed to be reported all the better for you. Ask your co workers they are a good resource.

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Med surg is a good "starting point" for new medical personnel. You will learn all the basic disease processes.

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thanks alot for the replies..

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