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Medical Surgical Nurse

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Jasmin conley

on 31 October 2012

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Medical Surgical Nurse Education Requirements

To become a medical surgical nurse one must obtain a nursing diploma: ASN or BSN. then one must pass the national council licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).one then needs to pass a certified medical surgical nurse(CNSRN) exam through the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses(AMSN) and Medical Surgical Nursing Certified Nursing Board (MSNCB). Continuation of Education

In order to remain certified in medical-surgical nursing, the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses requires individuals to complete 1,000 hours of clinical practice over a 5-year period and to have an unrestricted RN license to practice in the United States. History of Surgical nursing

Adult patients were assigned to separate care. By 1930 medical surgery practice was known to be taught in a single, interdisciplinary seen as artificial distinction. Students were expected to learn not only the theory and treatment of abnormal psychological condition, but also to provide total care of the patient by understanding the role of health promotion and the psychological, social, and physical aspects that affected a patient’s health. Standards were developed for many nursing specialties, including medical-surgical nursing. Developing of nursing diagnoses and goals for nursing and developing implementing and evaluating of plans of care. Place of Occupation
Ambulatory services
Surgical units
Physician's Assistant Offices Job Details

Medical surgical nurses can work as scrub nurses, circulating nurses, and RN first assistant.
most of these nurses take care of 5 to 7 patients at any given time, some procedures that they help perform are; Acute trauma, infectious diseases, and neuro surgical procedures. They are also responsible for assessing patient recovery and making sure the method of treatment is being used accurately. Tools
• Tongue depressors
• Thermometers
• Masks
• Gloves
• Gauze's
• Scale
• Scalpel
• Watch
• Bandage
• Prescription What is a medical surgical nurse? Medical-surgical nurses work as members of a surgical team that includes anesthesiologists, doctors and technicians. Medical surgical nurses work with patients that aquire acute conditions and chronic illnesses before, during, and after procedures. Medical Surgical Nursing Today

Today, surgical nursing continues its evolution as a specialty and is the largest group of practicing professionals, according to the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. They practice in a variety of settings, including hospitals, urgent care facilities, home health care, skilled nursing care facilities and universities. Depending on the work situation, they may be required to care for as many as seven patients at a time. Salary

The average salary for medical surgical nurse jobs is $50,000. Average medical surgical nurse salaries can vary greatly due to company, location, industry, experience and benefits Questions? Quiz!?!
What type of degree do you have to obtain to be a medical Surgical nurse?
What was the role of a medical surgical nurse in the 1930's? Video
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