I do not work on an observation unit but I have been floated there before and I know how they run, at least how the one runs at my facility. It is a fast paced environment, you get many many admissions and discharges everyday because they are there only a ahort period. Usually 24 hours or less. You usually will get CP, abdominal pain, syncope, etc...there is some cardiac monitoring for the CP. You usually will not deal with things like ng tubes, TPN, post op surgery etc. Many of the patients are in fairly good condition and there are many a/ x3 walkie talkies. Its just hard at times to keep up with all of the testing that they have to go to so the doctor can determine whether they can be discharged or be made an admission and get transferred to a different unit in the hospital. Hope that helps some!