Does your nurse to patient ratio change from day shift to night shift? Do you think it should? Do you think it's fair if it does or doesn't?
Ours doesn't. Max 6 patients on days, max 6 patients on nights. While I don't think night shift should have more than 6 patients, I would like day shift to be capped at 5 patients. I wouldn't say that it's not fair that we have the same amount of patients on day shift, but I still feel it's easier for night shift to handle 6 patients vs day shift.
Mar 22, '12
Discharges - the reason I will never work days
. When I have to do one at night I hate it. And the paperwork and med forms are always changing. Once had to apologize to a pt. and explain that I just couldn't figure out the
paperwork. Luckily he was A & O x 4 and just wanted to get the hell out of there. Drove me crazy though.
Last edit by Nightshiftsk on Mar 22, '12
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