[font="verdana"]i have been in physicalrehab unit for less than a yr, but my floor has a horrible turn around with staff!! we have have through 2 managers and a number of nurses, cnas, leave after 1-2 months! our matrix is beyond obscene, management uses agency due to lack of nurses but complain about the budget so we have to work under matrix!! patient falls increase, pressganey scores well below average, unit morale is at an all time low! quick example of our hell - night shift/16 combo cranies,cva, traumatic brain injuries- all with bed alarms and incontinent, 4 total kness, and 4 hips/3 license, 4 tube feedings, 3 trachs, 9 on iv antibiotics, 1 aide, no unit clerk/we're supposed to get 18 pts dressed before 0700, of course don't forget bowel/bladder retraining, mar and chart checks, scheduled meds!!! i am going nuts!!
just venting....................wondering if other rehab nurses experience the same on their units? is this a normal rehab experience?! i've run my arse off before on an acute ms tele floor - i know how a nite gonna go crazybad - iv meds every other hr, codes, admits, icu transfers, etc, but i have never had an experience like i have on this floor!! i fear for my pt safety and care. 2 bed alarms going off while i'm in the middle of assisting pt to bsc!
please enlighten me and tell me if his sounds like s=every other rehab floor out there.........thank you
sorry my post got sooo long!!:uhoh21: