One RN on a shift?

  1. I am a new RN BSN grad. I have been working on a post partum unit for a little over 4 months now. I was scheduleded to work tonight with another RN. They called me off b/c they had 7 pts. So its just one licensed person and a tech working with 7pts. Is that normal? Is that safe?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   EmmaG
    I don't know if it's 'normal', but I've seen floors do that. Not very safe and not too smart. On our unit, if the staffing grid called for only 2 staff, they had to be nurses.
  4. by   ulmaulma
    I have 37 patients on a geriatric ward ( quite acute care most of the time, its like being on a complex medical ward combined with geropsych) I am the only nurse on the shifts( with 2-3 aides) ..LOL ...its crazy and unsafe and I am looking for a fire exit!!!! Dont do anything tour not comtable with thats what I tell myself!
  5. by   nghtfltguy
    when i work @ my weekend job i have 70 pts....
    i win...

  6. by   nghtfltguy
    well.. i have a couple lpns... and some aides....

  7. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from nghtfltguy
    when i work @ my weekend job i have 70 pts....
    i win...


    Wow...where do you work on the weekends??? I'm guessing an LTC facility? How do you do it??

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