Well Sunday night was my official last night of orientation. So when I go to work tonight I will be on my own... With probably about 13pts of my own... I'm kinda nervous... It was nice having someone there to help
Feb 18, '04
Oh my goodness 13 pt's??
I spent a great deal of time in school on an ortho floor (lamies, total hips and knees...'nuff said..hehe), these pt's can be a handful and are total cares. Not to mention at risk for DVT's. 13 pt's is alot, have you checked around at other hospitals in your area on their staffing ratios? That staffing grid seems a bit overwhelming even for a seasoned nurse. * Just something to look into
Check your states staffing laws which are and should be in place to protect your pt's (and you).
I wish you luck! Best thing to remember is you should never be to proud or shy to ask any kind of question when it comes to your pt. life or your RN license. Stay humble. How long were you on orientation?
I am afraid an assignment like that would make me
Last edit by NicuNsg on Feb 18, '04