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Old 01-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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Okay, so my hospital is pretty normal. One of the nurses at my hospital picked up a per diem gig in the city where the day nurses take 10 patients and the night nurses take 15 on a med surg floor. I suddenly got very scared to leave my current job where we take 6-8 on nights.
*GASP* Oh my word... I thought 6-7 was ridiculous, that is so unsafe If you want a change of pace try ICU. Your patients are much sicker (is that a word?) but you have so much time to focus on them. I absolutely LOVE my job and wouldn't change anything. I work in a NICU in a busy city hospital we have 2-3 patients at a time, 1 if they are very sick with lots of drips and 2 nurses to 1 patient if they are on ECMO.

I was a tech in med-surg and I have no clue how they keep nurses around, that area is rough.

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Didn't try home care, but I started doing case management last September, and like it pretty well.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:57 PM   #13
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I work days on a postpartum floor. We usually start with 6-8( babies count ). Ideally we have three moms three babies and we always get at least one or two admissions and have sone discharges. I would rather wait tables then work med surg

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Old 01-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #14
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I work evenings in a Same Day Surgery unit (prepping for and recovering from ambulatory surgeries). We close every night at 8 pm, so evenings is 1130-2000. I usually have 1-2 patients at a time, but quite often only 1. Maybe a total of 5 patients per shift on a busy night. It's wonderful! Not exactly brain work, but a really nice atmosphere.
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L&D here is 1:1 and post Partum is 3 couplets to one nurse
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I do home hospice and I prefer it to my time in the hospital.
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I work on a general pediatrics floor that also has a PIMCU. On a general basis we have 2-4 patients per nurse. But if it is a PIMCU patient then it is 1:1. I work graveyard shift and it is generally pretty mellow. I like it a lot.
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I work inpatient oncology and have 4 during the day and 6 at night. We hang chemo and a lot of blood and antibiotics. I stay busy
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