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  1. As someone who went through nursing school never wanting to work on a medical-surgical floor, that’s exactly where I ended up. Throughout nursing school, I heard every teacher advise everyone to start out on a medical-surgical floor, and I heard almo...
  2. Subacute Rehab to Med Surg

    What are some skills I need to touch up on? My subacute unit had 10 patients and one CNA. I worked nights. We really didn’t have too many IV, never started one even if they did, and occasionally worked with PICCS. I am proficient with pico woun...
  3. Hello everyone! I was hoping I could get some insight/advice... I was working on a med/surg unit on a hospital and had to leave due to family issues. Now, 6 months later, I asked the unit manager if she would rehire me and she was nice enough to...
  4. So, I have been an RN, BSN for 5 years. I did one year at a subacute rehab before transferring to a med-surg floor in the same health system. I really loved my floor, it was a small inter-City hospital that was kind of rough but I really enjoyed it...
  5. Had a conversation with a couple of retired nurses and a nursing student that got a little heated last night. Basically the retiree nurses were saying you must have 3 years of med surg before doing anything else as a nurse. I said that was...
  6. So many new grads start off on a Med-Surg floor. Either they want to, they think they should, someone else thinks they should, or it's the only job in town. Being a Med-Surg nurse at heart, and having great mentors in school and after graduation, I'v...
  7. Do Med/Surg Hospitals accept LTAC experience?

    I am a new grad CNA, I worked in a Psych Hospital for a couple months now, but started looking into other hospitals because I want more hands on, medical experience as a CNA. Ideally I would love to work at my local large Hospital (Palomar Hospital)....
  8. Years ago when I worked in the MICU of a midwestern university teaching hospital, I took care of a patient named dan. Dan's original problem is lost in the recesses of my memory. I honestly don't remember why he came to the hospital in the first plac...
  9. tnbutterfly - Mary

    Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

    This group of nursing professionals makes up the largest group of specialty nurses who are integral to providing a high standard of specialized medical care in hospitals and healthcare institutions nationwide. AMSN is having a week of daily giv...
  10. Welcome to the world of team nursing, where two nurses and a nursing assistant share the burden of a larger assignment but have the advantage of teamwork. As a nursing student and new nurse, I heard about team nursing from some of the more experience...
  11. I am a med-surg nurse working per diem in addition to my full time job. When I took the job, I clarified with them that I would only be used on med/surg floors and specifically clarified that I would not be floated to tele. They agreed to this ...
  12. Are you looking to connect with other med-surg nurses, to learn the latest evidence-based research, and obtain the latest in clinical practice? If you said YES, then the 28th Annual Medical Surgical Nursing Conference in San Francisco will meet your ...
  13. When I was a new grad nurse my dream had always been to work in an ICU somewhere. I've always made strategic moves towards that goal. However now that I'm on an intermediate care unit I feel like my patients are more stable than they were on the med ...
  14. In 1984, however, or thereabouts, there was a class of residents that stands out for stupid, arrogant behavior. One of those residents was a guy with the unlikely name of zippy. (ok, his name wasn't really zippy -- but it was just as unlikely a name ...
  15. Medical-Surgical Nursing (Med-Surg)

    Overview Medical-Surgical (med-surg) nursing is the basis of all nursing practice. In years past, nurses were either medical or surgical nurses because there were no specialty nursing choices. Currently, med-surg nurses make up the largest compon...
  16. What are the advantages of being a Med-Surg nurse? Med-Surg nurses develop a broad knowledge base of many different medical diseases and conditions. They are able to execute excellent patient teaching based on this knowledge. They are often highl...
  17. Kaplan NCLEX Prep

    Medical Surgical Questions on the NCLEX

    Medical Surgical nursing (commonly referred to as "med/surg"), is typically the foundation of a nurse's career, the place where many begin to lay the initial groundwork. Med/surg nursing often involves a heavy client load and long, arduous hours, whi...
  18. Ginger27

    Med/Surg to ICU

    So I’ve been a nurse since August of 2019. I have always wanted to do ICU but wanted to get my year of med/surg in. I’ve been thinking about making an internal transfer in November/December of 2020. My med/surg unit does do tele and I have my ACLS al...
  19. Most of the patients on our floor were oncology patients either there to receive inpatient chemotherapy or continuing their ongoing battle with the dreaded disease. The other major portion of our census was our general post-op patients...the appys, t...
  20. LOOOOOK into my eyes!!

    So I was working on a Med/Surg floor- You also need to know that I worked a second job at a different hospital in a maternity unit that was small- So small that it had no anesthesia on at night- that breaks down to no epidurals - in 9 years of OB, we...
  21. Gonna be a little bit long so please bear with me! Hi all I am a new grad to a post op med surg floor. I've only been only been on the floor for 4 days but feeling overwhelmed. So far I've been taking 2 out of the 4 patients and I am struggling with ...
  22. Ruby Vee

    Remember the Geri-Chair?

    Long ago and in another state, I worked on a med-surg floor of a famous hospital. At that time, patients waited in the hospital for nursing home beds to become available, a wait that could sometimes last a year or more. We had as a patient an elderly...