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Are certain days busier than others??

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Squeaky44 specializes in telemetry, icu, med/surg, peds.

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Hi all! I am transferring to a geri psych unit soon and have a question.  I will be working weekends. I am also needing to pick up one more day.  Have any of you noticed if Mondays are busier than Fridays?  I dont mind working on a busier day so I make sure I get my hours. Thank you in advance! 

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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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There are busier days and slower days - it seems to tag more to acuity than to days of the week.  I feel like it goes in waves - often a couple of really busy weeks followed by some slower weeks and back again.

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maggie0 is a ADN, RN and specializes in Psychiatric nursing.

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Depends on the hospital policies--some hospitals won't do discharges over the weekend (no social work staff, etc.), so there tends to be more of them  on a Monday, ie more paperwork. But yeah: any day can be busy depending on who's there!

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areason4stars has 11 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric Private Duty AND Child/Adolescent Psych.

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It depends which unit you work at my facility. It's residential. Some units have "treatment teams" on mondays . other units have tx teams on  different days. 

The overnight shift after a treatment team is usually the most paperwork heavy due to all the new orders from tx team

 

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Both Mondays and Fridays are busy in the facilities where I have worked because that’s when there are the most discharges and admissions.

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Squeaky44 specializes in telemetry, icu, med/surg, peds.

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Thank you all so much for your responses! I appreciate you!

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