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    I just completed LNA training and got my first job offer. I would be part of a team of 4 LNAs and 2 nurses, caring for 35 total care and hospice patients on a 3-11 shift. Does that sound like a lot? It sounds like a very big responsibility to me, but what do I know? Trying to decide whether to take it. Is this a typical pt load?

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    Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but what is a LNA?
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    Don't know what LNA is either, but 6 people caring for 35 really sick patients sounds like a bomb waiting to explode.
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    LNA = Licensed Nursing Assistant. It's the same as a certified nursing assistant.
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    Last night at work we had 2 RNs and 2 LPNs for 28 patients. It's not bad at night, but I can't imagine having such a poor ratio on 3-11.
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    Quote from Spring_Peeper
    I just completed LNA training and got my first job offer. I would be part of a team of 4 LNAs and 2 nurses, caring for 35 total care and hospice patients on a 3-11 shift. Does that sound like a lot? It sounds like a very big responsibility to me, but what do I know? Trying to decide whether to take it. Is this a typical pt load?
    sounds like a dream job to me, last n.h. i worked at i was the only lpn with two aides for 45 of these type of patients. not only was i responsible for passing the meds, doing the txs supervising the aids but ordering the meds and logging them in then in my spare time i had to clean the med room
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    The unit I work on has one nurse and 4 aides for 40 beds on 3-11. Many are total care, some are limited to extensive assist. Sometimes we have more pts per aide, especially when someone is out due to sickness or vacation.

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    I worked a unit of 55 residents, mostly fully dependent, with 1 RN, 1 menication aide, and idealistically 5 CNAs but usually 3. It was horrible. Your load sounds slightly better, although nursing homes would only have 2 CNAs for any load if they could get away with it.
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    Quote from yma76
    sounds like a dream job to me, last n.h. i worked at i was the only lpn with two aides for 45 of these type of patients. not only was i responsible for passing the meds, doing the txs supervising the aids but ordering the meds and logging them in then in my spare time i had to clean the med room

    Your spare time?
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    The staffing ratio sounds great to me. When I worked nocs taking care of 65 total care and hospice pts (trachs, tube feeds, incont, all of that) I was the only nurse working w/ 4 CNAs we busted out butts on that unit.


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