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Kudos to floor nurses

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Specializes in ER trauma, ICU - trauma, neuro surgical. Has 10 years experience.

I work in the ICU. I send a very difficult pt to the floor (behaviorally) and couldn't imagine taking care of 5-8 more pts on top of that.

I couldn't mentally handle that job, so thank you for doing what you do.

Thanks! Nice to be appreciated!

tachybradyRN

Specializes in ICU, Emergency Department. Has 7 years experience.

Thank you from me, too! I've been on both sides of the fence.. did 1.5 years in MedSurg, 1 year in tele, and now in intensive care... I couldn't handle my old MedSurg unit today if I wanted to. Thank you for what you do.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

I'm in total agreement. I worked M/S on and off for five years, and I'd have to be literally homeless and starving in the streets before I'd do it again.....especially under today's circumstances and patient loads. I don't know how y'all do it anymore. KUDOS to you!!!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

I work in the ICU. I send a very difficult pt to the floor (behaviorally) and couldn't imagine taking care of 5-8 more pts on top of that.

I couldn't mentally handle that job, so thank you for doing what you do.

After working critical care (and emergency medicine) my entire career. I make it very clear that I do not have the skills to care for patients on the floor. I bow to floor nurses and their organizational skills!!!

Hats off to the floor nurses!!!!

AlphaPig

Specializes in neuro/med surg, acute rehab. Has 5 years experience.

Ha ha ha thank you!! It is a crazy crazy place to work. I often will get a transfer from the unit and the ICU nurse looks at horror as I run around answering call lights, addressing bed alarms, fielding multiple phone calls all while taking report from him/her and assessing the patient and getting the tiny cramped room set up.

However, on the flip side, the ICU terrifies me and I could never work there - so kudos to the ICU nurses for the lives they save and the hard work they do! Kudos to ALL NURSES for we all have hard jobs!!! We ALL rock!

Floor nurses are definitely amazing, and have an entirely unique skill set that is nothing short of impressive. The daily tasks of a floor nurse can be overwhelming and frustrating, but those who rise to the occasion are stars in the field.

smartypantsnurse, LPN

Specializes in Peds PDN, Med-surg. Has 1 years experience.

Agreed! They're amazing :yes: God knows they don't get paid enough for that :poop: ha ha. And kudos to all the other nurses out there!

Thanks to all of you who provide direct care. You're awesome!

kayern

Specializes in Medical Surgical & Nursing Manaagement. Has 21 years experience.

I challenge ANY ICU/CCU RN to walk one shift in the shoes of a M/S Nurse. The M/S Nurse depends on their assessment skill, knowledge base and gut whereas the ICU/CCU Nurse has all the modern technology to care for their patients. Kudos to the M/S Nurse. You work in the realm of a speciality of its own! Congrats to you!

evolvingrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice.

ah thanks:) My job is busy and doable but i like it most days. I like pts that actually can talk and walk and have a very good possibility of getting better...............its worth the trade off for me.

Hats off to long care nurses as well. They have up to 30 patients sometimes, and have to be watched constantly and many are a full code and crash constantly. Hats off to every nurse who actually takes care of patients.......

Sometimes when I want to give up on M/S, I stop and realize that if I did that, I'd have to go the gym to fit in that workout. I'm certain all that stress and power walking is keeping me trim.

Penelope_Pitstop, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

Thanks, everyone! I never thought I'd be a MedSurg nurse nearly seven years after graduation (dear Heavens I AM OLD!) but I am thankful for all of my experience on the floor!

Sometimes, ICU and ED nurses don't have the same attitudes y'all have. We all have our own strengths. I've been told I could be a great ICU nurse but for the love of Fuzzy, do NOT let me be a psych nurse! Hats off to them (and everyone else!)

Thanks again.

Also, thanks for taking my patients after I get them back after that "let's push one last epi" with broken ribs and a jacked up family situation.

tazz_rn

Specializes in Dialysis, ICU, PCU. Has 6 years experience.

I challenge ANY ICU/CCU RN to walk one shift in the shoes of a M/S Nurse. The M/S Nurse depends on their assessment skill, knowledge base and gut whereas the ICU/CCU Nurse has all the modern technology to care for their patients. Kudos to the M/S Nurse. You work in the realm of a speciality of its own! Congrats to you!

I give my utmost respect to the MS nurses for the patient loads they have to take. It takes a strong person to deal with that. I could not do it permanently. And yes I have, as an ICU nurse, walked more than one shift in the shoes of a MS nurse.

BUT..... I am pretty damn sure ICU nurses "depend on their assessment skill, knowledge base and gut" while caring for their patients also. Just because we have "modern technology" doesn't mean we don't use/need basic nursing skills!!!

Way to perpetuate the "us against them" attitude.

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proud nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Medical Oncology, Alzheimer/dementia. Has 15 years experience.

This is a nice thread! As a new med surg nurse, all this is motivating.

SNB1014, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 8 years experience.

what a lovely thread we have going here, keep it up!