Worked on the floor I do perdiem work on this w/e. We were very short staffed (down 1 nurse and no techs). The second corner was very heavy so I volunteered to pick up two extra patients to help this nurse out.
Now I am not disputing that we were busy, but I don';t like to see nurses or any staff telling patients"we don't have any staff tonight--so don't expect much from me. " Ulg!!!
If I was that patient(s) in bed, I would want to run to the nearest exit and find someone who gives a cr@@.
I had several of my patients tell me they knew how busy I was and that they did not want to bother me with anything!!! I was busy--but I still managed to take care of my patients to the best of my abilities. I get so sick of the whining and complaining. This nurse and our secretary
actually told one sister of a confused elderly gentlemen that she should stay overnight so he doesn't fall again. What are we coming to???
I hate the shortage--but so far our patients are getting good care--this person was bitc#$% all night and spent so much time complaining that she did not finish her work. Am I being unreasonable here??? I try very hard to do what is needed for my patients--but at no time am I going to dump on them or their family members because I am "short staffed". I think they can see that for themselves without making them feel guilty for asking for pain med.