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Is endoscopy nursing considered acute care?

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by Dyoshirn Dyoshirn (Member)

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Just wondering if endoscopy Nursing is considered acute care? For example, working in pre-assessment screening or the PACU of a endoscopy center. Is this nursing role considered acute care?

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Why are you asking?

Does a job application ask if you've worked acute care?

Have you been offered a position in a endoscopy unit and want to know if you should take it?

Kind of, maybe, sort of, it's not considered acute care....but that really depends on who's asking the question and why.

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I agree with brownbook, above.  The context as to why you're asking is important.  The position most likely takes place within an acute care hospital, but the skill set is different than a floor nurse.

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Well it’s because a job application ask if I’ve worked in acute care. I’ve been working at an endoscopy center for 3 years in the recovery room and I’m not sure if it’s considered acute care, especially since it’s ambulatory. Nonetheless patients are all sedated and we do have emergency situations. So not sure where this type of work falls under. 

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Hard if it is just a check list and your only choice is yes or no.  I don't know how to get around that. 

 Hopefully there is an area on the job application where you can give some details about your experience as  PACU nurse in a busy endoscopy center.

Is the job med/surg....PACU...ICU...what?

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If it's a straight yes or no, I would just go with yes, esp. since it seems that's what they are looking for.  It's definitely not chronic/long term care.  critical care? no.  Acute care? sure

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