So I started my second day on my own after training for about 21 days. This morning when I woke up I told myself that today was gonna go smoothly. I guess I jinxed myself because as soon as I started my shift, the day started to not go my way. I worked the 7 - 3 shift and came in early and before I clocked in I did my rounds to make sure the residents were still here and still alive. I clocked in and then we had our morning huddle to endorse anything that happened during he night. There weren't too many tasks that needed to be followed up on so the morning started of great.
At about 730 the RN supervisor tells me that one of my residents is having difficulty breathing and that we're gonna have to send him out. I'm totally lost on the paperwork that you would need to send someone out because there's a million things you need to add to it. I get some help with it which I appreciated and we sent that resident out. The supervisor was kind enough to do the computer documentation needed for that resident and let me start my medpass. I was already now about an hour behind when I am allowed to start passing, and on top of that I missed a qshift skin check for one of our VIP residents so I start it at 9.
I'm still getting to know the residents there so the pass takes me about 3 hours to complete. I spend most of the day trying to catch up with the pass. I finish the first pass and already have to start the noon pass. After completing the second pass I now have about an hour left before shift ends. It is now 2pm and I still have to do my weekly summaries, charting that I need to do on about 4 residents, and Medicare charting on 3 residents.
I barely finish one of my summaries when the Treatment nurse informs me that I must do a "change of condition" or COC on one of the residents because she hasn't been eating well. So she helps me with that and we are able to finish it fairly easy. Then 15 minutes before the next shift comes on one of the CNA tells me that while she was assisting a resident, he acquires a skin tear. So now I have another change of condition to do, including other documentations because of the type of incident.
So right when the next shift comes on they do a skin check for the VIP resident and find new marks. I'm horrified because I missed the skin check in the morning so now it makes it hard to say if the marks were there on my shift or the start of the next. Another COC must be done now. I still have yet to finish my regular charting. I stay there on my own time to finish my charting and start those COCs. I have never really been trained properly on all the paperwork so I struggle and ask all the questions I can but can only get little help as everyone is busy themselves. I stay until 7 pm finishing all my charting. I was only able to start the COC documents for the 3-11 nurse before the RN supervisor tells me I should just go home because I've had a long day and the nurse will be able to handle the rest.
I feel really bad because the 3-11 nurse was called to the DONs office and word was she was possibly getting chewed out for what happened with the skin check coming on to her shift. All of the nurses were really encouraging saying that it happens and that it'll be okay. I feel really horrible for putting the rest of the work on the 3-11 nurse. I just need to manage my time passing to 30+ residents better. It's just so hard since I'm still getting to know them and what they take and how. I'm trying to do everything correctly and trying to get faster at it so I have enough time to chart and whatever else happens. I just feel so behind. Sorry just needed to vent.