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clinical decision unit/observation/ short stay?

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by ivyleaf ivyleaf (Member) Member

ivyleaf has 12 years experience and specializes in Ambulatory Case Management, Clinic, Psychiatry.

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Has anyone worked in this type of setting?

what dxs do you see the most and what kind of treatments do you find yourself doing a lot (ivs, wound care, tele, etc)?

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BSNbeDONE specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

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You'd see the same type patients here as you would on a typical Med-Surg unti. In these units, the physicians are typically on the about full admission to the hospital versus discharging back home/following on an outpatient basis.

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BSNbeDONE specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

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That's my experience in an acute care hospital. I can only assume that a psych hospital might have some similar set up.

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YoutubeTheNP has 9 years experience and specializes in ER, PCU, UCC, Observation medicine.

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I work in a CDU. We have protocols for diagnoses that we can discharge within 24-48 hours (chest pains, asthma, cellulitis, tia/cva, pneumonia, head injury, bronchitis, DVT/PE, NVD, gastroenteritis) just to name a few. Though there are somethings we take that are off protocol as well; acute appendicitis, cholecystitis, kidney stone that are nontoxic and can go home same day or next day after surgery. It's fun where I work, and very laid back. All the patients are independent. No psych.

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