Anyone have any advice for working longer hours in ltc (10.5-12 hours in the morning)? I'm not used to working longer hours like this... The last time I worked there were only about 24 residents. Since I only work there on-call, I'm not responsible for InterRAI assessments for the residents.
When I had to stay over my night shift because of call-offs for day shift, I found that I could not safely, much less efficiently, accomplish the morning med pass. As much as I wanted to help, I found it necessary to inform my DON that I could not do this. It is probably an individual matter when each person reaches that "wall" that they can no longer mentally function. The only advice I could offer would be to try to get as much done as possible early on in the shift, and prioritize what you will leave undone if you can't get everything done.