How many pt.s do YOU have today? - page 2
So I'm wondering. Are there any laws concerning pt./nurse ratio's? I think most hospitals use the guidelines from the Board of Nursing.....but is there more to it? Just wondering.....and thanks.... Read More
Nov 16, '05The last shift I worked on a mother/baby/peds floor I started with 3; 1 ped, 2 babies, sent ped and 1 baby home and picked up 1 baby. If I just have babies I may have 8, if I have peds then the max is 4 although I've had 5 with 3 admits all at the same time! (Luckily I'm still in training so it was me and my preceptor).
Nov 17, '05Quote from bonjovigirlThat's the way it should be!Night shift is staffed the same as day.
Tonight, none, it's my night off. Two nights ago, on my own floor, ortho/neuro/surgical, I had 6. Last night, I floated to telemetry and had 4 plus 2 lpn cover patients. Usually on that floor we have 5 or 6 primaries. Days usually has 3-4 primaries plus 2-3 covers and 2nd shift is pretty close to that.
Nov 18, '05106..........no joke.
I work in a residential rehab for adolescents. I pass meds 5 days a week to roughly 25 girls and 30 boys. The rest are okay. Unless someone sneaks drugs in the house and the whole facility starts spinning, including staff.
Am I overworked? :lol
Nov 18, '05Quote from ruby veeomgosh. this isn't safe. i do all that...and do fetch stuff for visitors, but i only have 1-4 patients. the only reason i fetch for the visitors is because usually they are staying the entire night and they help the patient....usually, which in turn helps me a lot too. omgosh...why did you have so many patients? was this a one time thing?sometimes i had an aide to help me. and if i was really lucky, the aide didn't spend the entire shift sleeping in the break room.
yup, i had 15 heme/onc/bmt patients by myself -- each on 3 or 4 iv antibiotics and getting either ampho b or transfused (or both). the bmt patients were in full isolation -- gown, shoe covers, gloves, mask, hair covers and a 60 second hand wash each time you entered their room.
oh yes -- we were expected to fetch drinks and snacks for the many visitors who stayed overnight as well.
after barely a year in that job, i transferred to micu.
ruby (still not willing to fetch for visitors!)