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    OMG...19 patients on a short term floor. NO IVs, NO trachs, NO Gtubes.., no sick people.mostly ortho.
    Nurses on 11-7 whining because they were told they were going to have ONE nurse. Really??? you can't manage 19 stable residents on 11-7? You have 2 CNAs...really? I don't get it.
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    Tsk-tsk. I'm too "crusty old bat" to have sympathy. Back in the day I had 50 with 2 aides on 11-7 and the back of the hall was referred to as the vegetable patch due to the number of tubes and trachs.
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    My first LTC job after I separated from service was on 11-7 at a 120 bed facility divided into 3 wings with a total of 5 aides for the whole building....and me. This was back in the days of bulk bottle meds for controlled drugs. I remember narc count literally took almost 45 minutes because of the need to pour out all those pesky little phenobarbs and tylenol #3s, etc into the count trays. I would have killed.....killed I tell ya lol....to only have 19 patients on 1 wing with a fellow nurse & 2 aides. Yep I be a crusty and rusty old bat glaring at the youngens whining.
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    I would die of happiness if that's what my shift assignment looked like.
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    I don't remember complaining when I was assigned to work in the hallway with 21 residents and the two best CNAs in the building on night shift. It beat having 80 residents and 2 CNAs, or being lone nurse with one CNA for 52 residents. Some people don't know when they have it so good.
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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    OMG...19 patients on a short term floor. NO IVs, NO trachs, NO Gtubes.., no sick people.mostly ortho.
    Nurses on 11-7 whining because they were told they were going to have ONE nurse. Really??? you can't manage 19 stable residents on 11-7? You have 2 CNAs...really? I don't get it.

    I wish I had only 19! And if they weren't total care? I have 50 and almost all total cares! 19 would be a dream come true.
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    Really? That sounds very nice to me!
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    I worked 80 stable with 2 aides, and 130 stable but needy(!) with 5 aides. Now in the hospital nights are 2 nurses, that's it, no coverage for breaks, often we dont get them during our shift.
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    Our nurses have 60 patients per nurse with 3 aides on nights. approx 15 would be skilled, all should be relatively stable with the possibility of 1 or 2 issues as far as crashing. That, to me, is too much- but it is what it is... I'd kill to have 30 per nurse on nights, 20 on days, but such it is..
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    We have 32 long term and skilled mixed...One nurse/2 aids. 19 would be heaven!


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