I don't know where to begin. I've been in IR for 1 1/2 years, and its been great, until recently. Its been horrible. Too many patients, not enough nurses or techs. Pts having horrible wait times. One port waited 4 hours to get back to the room for procedure. I'm constantly appoligizing for the wait times. Fri was just horrible. I was in a case from 1030 until 1630. no break no one could relieve us. no one got lunches. this case should have only lasted 1-2 hrs. case didn't actually start until 1130. I'm constantly being pulled this way and that way. We have a new doc-that's why fri's case lasted sooooooooo long. I don't know how much more I can take, and I only work part time. I don't know how the full timeers do it. They haven't been closing up until 7 ish most nights and getting called in at night.
We have way too many patients scheduled for the amount of staff we have.
Thanks for letting me unload. I have to go to work tomorrow