New Grad RN in LTC Needs Advice Please!! - page 4
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Hi All, I am a new Grad RN recently hired in a LTC/SNF/Rehab with a 25 patient load needing medications, treatments, etc. My question is how on earth can one person pass meds (in typical marge quantities, most crushed in... Read More
- 0Sep 20, '11 by Heart 2 serveQuote from MombearNurseWhere are you located at? I'm glad you found a job! Something is better than nothing. =) That sounds like the facility I work at, but there is two sides to the facility and there is one nurse on each side.I am also a new grad and having a difficult time finding work. I finally applied at a LTC/Rehab center recommended to me by two of my former instructors and the timing was perfect! Now I am expecting a job offer and I actually feel excited about it. I know I will have a patient load of about 25 patients (if I work at night). There are two RNs at night and 2-3 RNs during the day, along with CNAs and probably LPNs for a total census of 55-63 patients/residents. They gave me a tour before my interview and I really feel comfortable there and the other employees were very welcoming. I am somewhat nervous about the workload after reading this thread, but management made me feel like it can all work out!
- 0Sep 20, '11 by MombearNurseQuote from Heart 2 serveI'm in Nevada. Our facility also has the two sides. Where are you?Where are you located at? I'm glad you found a job! Something is better than nothing. =) That sounds like the facility I work at, but there is two sides to the facility and there is one nurse on each side.
- 0Mar 5, '13 by lamona1955I am a new graduated nurse and got a position as a prn nurse in LTC facility. I had 40 pts to pass meds to on night shift. Due to compliance issues this meds have to be passed within a two hour time frame. That is 3 minutes per pt. I had two stna's who didn't pass meds. I was let go because I couldn't keep up with med pass load. There are 3 nurses passing meds during the day. The med pass at night is as heavy as med pass during the day. To say the least I am crushed, humiliated and devastated beyond words. All I do is sleep and cry. I have invested so much of myself and money into this I don't know what to do.