How many patients do you have?
- 0Apr 10, '07 by RNfasterI am curious how many patients folks usually have, and what sort of environment they work in.
I am a new CNA on a med-surg unit in an acute-care hospital. Last night I had 16 patients. It was rough. Does anyone have tips for handling that many patients?
Thank you. :spin: I am going to read a bit more on this board and go to bed!!! :zzzzz
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- 0Apr 10, '07 by arpeggiatedUsually anywhere between 9 and 14.
On my regular unit, 9 or 10 when there's 3 aides, 14 when there's two. The other units are usually 10-14. It can be rough, especially if you have confused patients, bowel prep pts, post-ops... or 5 knee/hip surguries like I did the other night!
Luckily, a lot of our nurses are wonderful and will help turn and position, clean up, pull pts up, etc.