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  1. Typical Medical cases
    Everything you said above. We also get elderly patients from home with general deterioration, not coping at home and waiting for placement with 24 hour nursing care. They come in with dehydration,...
    Apr 25, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. how many patients?
    On an acute medical/care of the elderly ward we have 25 patients with 2 nurses and 2 care assistants. That is an early shift. So yes you do have some help with ADL's but not enough IMHO.
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. A few observations about the nurses I work with from a new CNA...
    I can't believe this thread. I didn't know what hard work, responsibility and all encompassing fear was while I was a CNA. I just thought I did. Now that I am an RN I get it. I wish I was a...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. OUTrageous Expectations w/ OUTrageous Pt Loads
    I do a mix of days and nights and find them both stressful. But on days I can never go more than 2 minute without having to run to the nurse's station to answer the phone. 9/10 the phone calls are...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. how many patients?
    The nurse patient ratios (on general wards in the UK) are a sick twisted freaking joke. If you go to my profile there is a link to a blog about all this. If the powers that be will not even...
    Apr 2, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. OUTrageous Expectations w/ OUTrageous Pt Loads
    At my hospital all nurses do one week of nights a month. We all know what nights are like. No one is allowed to do permanent nights and no one is allowed to do permanent days unless they have a...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I cant take nursing anymore
    The thing about pharmacy is that they don't have to deal with the screaming abusive patients and relatives. In England we discharge our patients with at least a weeks supply of their prescribed...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How many patients are you expected to take report on?
    No you are not missing anything. Sometimes we have more than 12. This is in the UK and it is normal for medical wards.
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. I cant take nursing anymore
    I work in general medicine in the UK. Same problems with pharmacy and every other department....horrific nurse patient ratios etc. I have never been so scared as I am when I am at work.
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How many patients are you expected to take report on?
    The nurses themselves started creating and printing handover sheets and management put a stop to it. We hand write everything that we hear in handover.
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. How many patients are you expected to take report on?
    We are lucky if we have 2 nurses and 3 hca's. That is for an early. Lates are 2 and 2 if we are lucky. Nights are 2 and 1. My managers has not been allowed to hire more staff for a long time. ...
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Nurse/Patient Ratios
    I worked on an acute assessment, general medical and care of the elderly ward that was 35 beds. We had 2 RN's per shift. It nearly killed me and ruined my family life. I cannot believe the...
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How many patients are you expected to take report on?
    Sofaraway, Just curious, what kind of ward are you working on and what are your normal staffing levels like? We can be anywhere from 25-35 beds with 2 RN's and 2HCA's and we got shot down on the...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Nervous over possible termination
    I feel so bad about your situation. So many nurses are working in these hell holes...and made to feel guilty about all the things that don't get done. That NP and DON should have to walk a mile...
    Feb 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How many patients are you expected to take report on?
    Thanks for you reply. Yeah taking report on 36 patients takes so long. So we split the ward and each took report on half and were responsible for our "side" of patients. This has lead to visitors,...
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. How many patients are you expected to take report on?
    I am just curious about something and I was hoping that med surg nurses could help me out. My understanding is that it is dangerous for a primary nurse to take report on anything more than 12...
    Feb 13, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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