So I started this new job only about 2 weeks after I passed by state boards, thats pretty cool. But I'm in training right now and I feel like I'm the slowest person on the floor, I work midnight shift (6a-6p) its not the staying awake thats hard its the night med pass! I swear it took me forever to figure it all out, were are the drugs, who are the patients where are their rooms, it was a just a complete disaster! And tonight the charge says I'm ready to hit the floor on my own! I think she has lost her mind!!!
But anyways I was wandering if anyone has any ideas that would speed up the craziness of my night between med pass (and trying to see how they take their meds, its not in their MAR, its just something that is passed from nurse to nurse and I guess the previous nurse thinks I can read minds or something), treatments, wound care, charting, making sure my aids are doing what they are suppose to do (some are really nice to me and understand I'm still 'green', and some think I'm a push over since I'm new and they can get away with everything!) and then another med pass at 5am, giving report and then charting my 24* report all with out curling up in a ball and crying my eyes out for a 30 patient hallway or beating my head against the wall! Any tips or tricks that has helped you guys in the past would be greatly appreciated!