I've been doing med-surg for almost a year and although I like it they've been making changes to our floor staffing to where I regularly have 10 pts with an LPN and sometimes an aide if I get lucky.The LPN's just pass po meds, do chart checks, and sometimes dressings. Some are better at helping out with other stuff but most just flat out refuse to do assessments and split the patients in half so trying to keep on top of 10 pt's assessments, labs, IV's, new orders,charting, etc is almost impossible! I rarely sit down for the entire shift while the LPN's and aides make sure they get their breaks regularly. There is very little teamwork on our floor. I'm getting frustrated and burnt-out! I was thinking of making a change to a step-down ICU position that's open. However, critical care scares me! Is this just because I haven't been trained in this area yet? The thought of codes and people so ill really makes me nervous and I don't want to trade one type of stress for something worse! Please let me know what you think!