Is Med-Surg Mandatory? - page 2
I have this question... to be marketable as an LPN, is it necessary to have med-surg experience? I ask this because I am in sort of a unique situation. My job sponsored my education to become a... Read More
Sep 11, '06Quote from NitngaleMed/Surg is your general surgical and medical pts on the same floor. They are not ICU pt's though sometimes you feel like that's where some of them should be.Sorry to be so ignorant (I'm pre LPN), but what exactly is med/surg? It sounds like an Intensive Care Unit.
Sep 11, '06Quote from neygrayThanks for the info! It sounds like you should have multiply personalities to work it:wink2:Med/Surg is your general surgical and medical pts on the same floor. They are not ICU pt's though sometimes you feel like that's where some of them should be.
Sep 12, '06When I read your posts, I'm so glad I'm in Canada. Dayshift usually has three patients, evenings five, and nights nine. Doesn't matter if you're RN or LPN, your patient load is the same. And believe me on days when we're short, managment hears about it when we have four or five patients.
Some of the American posters are very anti-union and universal healthcare, but when I hear of 12-15 patients, I just shake my head. One of our nurses went down to Texas, back in 12 weeks, just didn't like the customer service driven, private hospital system.