physically. My feet kill me so bad after a shift, I come home in tears. I feel like I was hit by a truck for about 3 days, I'm so sore. Yeah, we've been working without a tech. I've been averaging about 5 patients, but we can be assigned up to 7 without a tech. Usually the mix is two or three total cares and the rest are assists or independent.
I hate to admit this, but maybe I need to move to an area that's less taxing physically. Or work with techs. Or something. I absolutely know that I'm not interested in taking anything--even Advil, my mainstay--on a very regular basis, and man, am I hurting.
My feet feel like I'm walking on sharp rocks after about 4 hours. I've bought about a dozen different pairs of shoes and I simply cannot get through a whole shift on my feet without coming home in pain.
Maybe it's time to get that BSN and go management. (
---> obviously not thrilled by that prospect).
Anyone have any suggestions? What areas of nursing should I look into?
I have excellent writing and computer skills and at one time I was a secretary. I have a very good knowledge base and clinical expertise.
I would miss patient contact terribly, I'm not a terribly popular person, and I'm just not good with office politics.