When can I tell I'm too old to do my job? Am I forgetting to write orders, sign off the MAR, or losing my "brains", because my memory is failing? Or is it because there simply is too much to do? I'm expected to remember an enormous amt of information, and I'm finding myself dropping the ball at least once a shift. Am I too hard on myself? I still remember more than the newer nurses do, simply because some things have just become automatic. We are caring for more pts with less staff. EMR takes longer I don't care what anybody says. Computers go down, they slow down, and the program is not efficient.
I'm just finding myself coming home more and more often stewing about what didn't get done correctly. Wondering if the mistakes I KNOW about are only the tip of the iceberg.
Do I need to find a slower paced job? Or just cut myself some slack.