As a new nurse new to nursing home, I find myself running out of time easily. Each resident has ten to twenty five pills to pass in the morning, it usually takes me 3.5 hours for the AM med pass for thirty residents. Then I have to do insulin, help with feeding in the dinning hall and pass all 2pm pills. Charting takes 1.5 hours at least. I barely have any time doing the treatments. Leaving the floor on time sounds like a joke.
Just want to know how to save some time. Some seasoned nurse here pop pills without even looking at the MARS. They said they know the residents. I wonder what will happen if someone from the previous shift misplaced a med package? During orientation, I did find a med error because of med misplacement.
I feel so bad that I don't have time assessing pts unless they c/o something wrong. I don't have time standing still while they talk to me. I don't have time watching them finish their pills.
Any tips will be appreciated.