Hey guys...I'm new. This is my first post...virgin!!!! LOL...Anyway, I need your advice. I am a Cardiac Nurse on a step-down tele unit. I take pt anywhere from Post-op day 1-2 CABGS c chest tubes, to Cath pt's c integrlin, Reopro. We take all kinds of gtt.....NTG, Cardizem, heparin, ect, and to titrate. PPM/ICD, the list goes on....Yeah, to say the least we are VERY busy. Very high turnover. I take 6 pts at a time, if I'm lucky I'll get five. I am sooooo stressed. I feel that I am not taking good care of my pts, just the bare min. I have talked with my Nurse manger and she says this hopfully won't last long, maybe to July. I don't know if I can wait that long. I really like the people I work with, they have your back. But, I don't know if the pt census will go down. I can't keep this up forever...any thoughts???