Is it me , or my floor?? It seems that lately we have more pts than ever that are very heavy cares . They have to go to the BSC/bedpan 2-3 x an hour sometimes, and if they happen to be able to get up- they require 2-3 assist( even if using an apex lift). Each "toileting " is a 15 20 minute fiasco. now times this by 15 other pts on the floor(out of 26) . We have 2 techs, but they also draw labs and do ekgs, etc. They cant do it all.I swear all we do the whole shift is put people on the toilet!!! I am not averse to pt care- it's just that I am not able to do my required charting work and doc communications when half the floor staff is in pt rooms all the time.
I hear of others saying they have to stay to finish charting, but we have have been told we are not allowed to do that anymore- do it on your own time.
Management just doesnt get it.