The place I work for wants to get rid of all phlebotomist and make nurses do lab draws. I work on a telly floor. This means many lab draws that get ordered all ..day.. long.... K+, Mg+, Troponin, PT. Not to mention nearly everyone on the floor has daily CBC, and Chemistry.
Honestly, I am thinking about leaving. We already have too many patients, and never enough staff. Often no nurse aids, so we do everything. It's total pt care with up to 6 telemetry patients. (Most of the time I feel like I work in acute care nursing home).
Does this sound reasonable to you? We aren't getting an increase in pay for the increase in work.
Dec 29, '13
I've worked at the same hospital for 2 yrs. we do all our own labs/IV starts/Abgs. That's TOTAL pt care.
Last edit by madwife2002 on Dec 29, '13
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