my nurses work HARD, all day long. keeping up with pt's home meds, various dr. appts, schedule changes with staff and pts, assessments, catheter pts must be put on by nurse (in Texas), tx meds, phone calls, pts cramping, dr. visits (in the middle of turn around), paperwork, paperwork, paperwork, order changes, someone's having chest pain!, new pt admits from the hospital with NO orders, machine malfunctions, no-shows, did I mention paperwork?, drawing up meds, administering meds x 20, listening to pt complaints, listening to staff complaints, giving 2nds on dialyzers, working with broken wrists, broken toes, cleaning up a blood trail from pt A's chair all the way to the scale...
did I leave anything out?
We have 1 nurse for every 12 pts. so every other day when we are full we have 2 nurses.
they work HARD.