I work surgical, ortho and peds. Most of our pediatric patients are respiratory. We occasionally have a tonsilectomy that the physician wants to have watched overnight or an appendectomy, and a fair number of viral patients that need supportive care (usually for Dehydration). Ortho is mainly ORIF or Total hip replacements, total knee replacements. There is the occasional broken wrist, ankle, or shoulder. It is rare for us to have a younger person (under forty) stay overnight. Most rotator cuff repairs seem to be going home now. We see a lot of various abdominal surgeries-lap choles, lap appendectomies, hernia repairs, bowel resections. An occasional Nissan. Also I&D's of boils, abscesses and the like. TURPS, treatment of kidney stones (a variety of possible procedures with that). One of our surgeons does Lap Bands. We get most of the hysterectomies, Women's Services gets most of the other OB-related surgeries. We get masectomies. And we get the amputations (usually diabetics), the drunks with lacerations, the motor vehicle accidents who are in for observation, anyone with suspected head injury. Supportive care-insertion of long-term IV access, PEGs, etc-may come to the floor if the patient is unstable or has a chronic condition that must be treated medically at the same time. We also give outpatient IV antibiotics and blood, outpatient wound care, weekend shots, etc.