A staff member has been away on leave this week and i have been picking up a bit of general surgical patients - and i have decided to do a bit of comparing between medical and surgical
-Often patients on surgical "recover" alot more rapidly and sometimes by the time they leave the ward they actually dont need some of the equipment you have assessed for
-Support is likely to be more "short term" - where as in medical more of the elderly patients require it more long term as they have complex or multiple medical issues
-The processes are alot more different! as they are everywhere - but im having no problems asking where things are!
-More medical terms and surgerys that i dont know the precautions for!
-Easier to know how to prioritise them as they have a clearer discharge plan
-Patients are less likely to be "complex" and more of them are younger and likely to be working!
Enjoying the different experience