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Ah, thats nice
Glad you love it.
WHat type of things do you do there? Is it mostly cardiac patients?
Yes, we have only cardiac pts (most of the time- you know how that goes!) who come in thru the ER with c/o chest pain, they are admitted, taken thru the usual tests, stented, if possible, CABG if not and often, the complaints are found to be GI so off to surgery for a gallbladder removal or the like. I do like the patients alot on this kind of floor. Most of our pts are 30's to 60's, up ad lib and mostly self care. There is lots of patient teaching to be done so it's nice to have pts who can understand the education and still have a desire to actually use the education; i like that.
Like i said, lots of our pts have a cardiac cath in the cath lab, a stent or two placed, then after recovery, come back to the floor to us and usually just spend one night in the hospital after that.
Its a floor with a fast turn-over rate though- that can overwelming at times to some. We have a 1:6 nurse patient ratio so i might come on duty to 5 pts, discharge 2 and get 3 admissions during my shift. MOST shifts go smoothly, as with any job i've ever had, but then there are days :angryfire
I do love being a nurse no matter what my 8 hrs bring me though!