& I am serious. I have been told this can happen and that it gets better with time. I work SNF/LTC and don't take a break (or sit down at all) and finish q hrs. late every day.
This is when I don't have an admission or incident. .
Meds are late. Aside from the bare minimum charting may/may not get done.
I had 3 days of craptastic 'orientation' and obviously it wasn't enough. They won't or "can't" give me more orientation bc of budgeting and lack of concern.
It's really terrible.
I literally can't handle the work load (25 patients) & I don't know what to do. People get their meds and assessments and that's about it. I pass skin screens and faxing stuff over to the next shift and I still end up far behind.
What else can I do ? Where else can I go that I might be able to handle the pt load???
I'm a new grad and in this area hospitals don't hire new grads.
Please don't say just 'stick it out' bc I don't know if I can!