Did I help the nurses or did I do nothing? - page 2

I'm a nursing assistant in the float department. Half of the times, we would work on the floor of different units and the other times we would sit. When I'm working on the floor or sitting, I work... Read More

  1. by   RNJill
    Sounds like you did well. After working with a few subpar aides who truly don not manage their time well and are generally sloppy, I have to say that if you are clearly so concerned about doing your best, you are probably awesome
  2. by   Ayvah
    I understand where you are coming from and I think I can give some insight into why you feel like you did nothing even though you were busy all day. You had more patients than is normal for a hospital day shift and were stretched very thin. Because you couldn't give full, complete care to each patient, you feel like you didn't do enough, however you did quite well for the patient load you had. My guess is that if you would have had 1/2-2/3 the patient load and worked exactly as hard, you would have felt much more fulfilled.