Phase 2 are all conscious sedation gi patients or bronch patients usually Demeral/Versed, Fentanyl Versed and nearly all get Benedryl for sedation. We are free standing somewhat across the street from the hospital. The OR patients go to phase I they are sedated by the Anesthesiologist and not the procedure nurse.
Phase II only has one person in the room with 6-8 or even more patients. I would like to add a person to the room but the understanding is that it is always 6 patients to one nurse everywhere. That is the law. Only other place is ICU,ER and Phase I recovery where it is 3 patients to one Nurse. This is a nationally set and written in stone everywhere in our hospital.
They figure since it is a recovery room and most of the patients are asleep then they do not need extra help. That the patients are requesting a lot of help and you just get your vitals for 30 minutes and either discharge them or send them back to there room