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Discouraged after first day training on new job :( - page 4

I've had an extremely hard time finding a job as a new grad LPN. I sent out applications and resumes to all of the nursing homes, hospitals, group homes, doctor's offices, homecare agencies and... Read More

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    Quote from Whit2389
    If they are understaffed then odds are they will end up wanting to float you from hall to hall. If I were you I would request two days of training on each hall, then inform them of the hall you feel most comfortable on and tell them you want one more say of training on that hall. That's what I did and I found it very helpful to learn how the entire building functions as a unit. Each nurse does things differently and it was helping seeing how each nurse did each thing differently. I also ended up training on a different shift one time since there wasn't anyone to train me on my primary shift. This was helpful too, and also gave me the comfort of knowing I wouldn't freak out if I had to work a double on a shift that is not my regular shift.

    If you don't like passing medications then see if you can switch to 3rd shift. Most medications are scheduled during the day, so night time med passes are much smaller. Usually a few pills passed right before bed (ambien, anti anxiety, etc..), and then in the morning you may have thyroid pills and protonix (anything consumed on an empty stomach), plus prn pain meds or duonebs through the night. This leaves more time to go through patient charts and get to know your patient and learn about their disease processes. Once you become comfortable with knowing your patients, becoming more oriented to the unit, etc.. you can switch to a different shift with a heavier medication load.
    Not necessarily on am pill pass. I work prn at a facility where they have scheduled multiple residents to have all morning meds at end of 3rd shift. Makes for a full med pass. And too many things given together that shouldn't be. And some like levothyroxine and omeprazole that should not have 10 others given with them, crammed together so that day shift nurses don't have it so rough. DON states that how it is to be. I quit trying to change things back as they always reverse my changes and I'm only prn. Medical director even told me to not lose sleep over it.
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    Not necessarily on am pill pass. I work prn at a facility where they have scheduled multiple residents to have all morning meds at end of 3rd shift. Makes for a full med pass. And too many things given together that shouldn't be. And some like levothyroxine and omeprazole that should not have 10 others given with them, crammed together so that day shift nurses don't have it so rough. DON states that how it is to be. I quit trying to change things back as they always reverse my changes and I'm only prn. Medical director even told me to not lose sleep over it.

    Oh wow! that's, odd.. I could see if the shift ended at 7 or 8, but not at 6. You'd think they would just have you guys take on other things such as finger sticks or medicating the early risers only.

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