Are there any jobs out there where you actually get to know the patient? I feel that I am simply throwing meds at people and trying to discontinue the conversations they initiate so I can get to the next one as fast as I can. I work in a large rehab facility so everyone is in pain and I give a lot of prn meds. If I have a fall, injury, admit, or tranfer then forget it my med pass is going to be late. I have 6 sliding scale patients and more than half are diabetic! How am I suppose to take 6 blood sugars and give 6 insulins (if necessary) 15 minutes before meals? I am worried because surveyors are coming soon and I feel like I am going to get hit hard. I don't feel it is my fault and somehow I finish ahead of my fellow nurses every night who have a smaller patient load than I do. All I do is race the clock during my shift and then I spend the next 4 (or more hours) doing treatments, charting, and doing never ending accident reports.. then I get yelled at for not taking breaks and having too much overtime. I don't understand, I am finishing faster than the other nurses though my 8 hour shifts are turning into 12s. Are there any nursing jobs
out there that don't involve racing the clock? I need to get out of here I feel like my license is on the line. And by the way I did my preceptorship in a hospital last year and had no problem taking 5-7 patients and finishing on time, this place however is impossible, I know other nurses lie and sign for things they never did because they would be there 16+ hours if they stayed to do everything. I am getting burned out but I need to pay the bills. Nurses are so abused..