New GPN here. Working night shift, 12 hours 6p to 6a. I'm finding it very difficult to get all my stuff done in a timely manner. I don't spend much time sitting. I'm going all night long. But I still can't seem to get it all done and there are things I forget or run out of time. I hope I can learn this soon. The routine should be simple enough. Hear taped report, set up meds, pass HS meds, treatments, of course there can always be interruptions. Weekly skin assessments (a few residents each night), meds and/or treatments at 2400, 0100, 0300, 0400. Check and fill humidifiers (clean them 2x weekly). outputs, blood sugars. check lift slings for wear, check fridge temps. Lots of little things to remember. The 0600 medpass at 0500. Charting and taping report. Then of course, there are those who call in frequently.
I'm not looking for pity. I'm trying to unwind. I'm troubled and I don't know if I can sleep well today so I can try to do this all again, and do it better, tonight than I did last night.