What exactly does Med-Surg involve?

  1. Hey guys~
    I am kind of nervous. Next semester I am taking Med-Surg and Pharm at the same time. I've heard Med-Surg is a killer....
    What exactly does one do in Med-Surg? I am scared, nervous and excited all at the same time. Partly because I don't know what to expect, and partly because I know it's going to be hard and I am up for the challenge!
    Can you all help me out? What am I in for?

    Thanks a lot ya'll,
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  3. by   kennedyj
    well it is kinda the meat for everything. You will focus on much of your tasks and care for diseases and post surgical patients. The good news is the care for many surgical patients is similiar. The may come back on Iv fluids, catheter, needs meds and narcotics, and dressing care. It will help you learn the very basics of nursing care.
    You will do fine. Just keep up and dont fall behind so you dont get overwhelmed.
    It only gets easier