I'm new RN off orientation a few weeks. I work days and it's crazy busy. Yesterday I didn't have time to chart until the end of shift. I was there until 10 p.m. exhausted physically and mentally.
I'm now stressing about the crappy job I did charting my shift. JHACO is supposed to be visiting this week and I'm a nervous wreck worrying they will pick apart my documentation. We chart by exception, but I feel I didn't chart anything. If a patient was in a pain I don't make a separate note because I figure it will come up on the MAR when I documented their pain scale, etc. after giving pain pill. And anyway, honestly, my days are just one big blur.
I'm feeling very stressed, overwhelmed and I don't know if it's because I'm working days or if it's because it's Med Surg and I'm feeling so stupid, lost, and behind all the time. Should I move to working nights?? I hear it's much slower pace. At this point I feel like a darn robot and I don't really know what's going on with my patients and scared to death I'll get fired from this job or worse, lose my license. This is just now how I expected it to be, but I'm mid 40's, worked very hard for this degree and wouldn't know what else to do.