How do you come to terms..... - page 2
......with the fact that you can't help everybody with everything all the time??? I am only a student but I am finding that I am helping my patients in ways that I shouldn't be (according to my... Read More
Jan 25, '07Occupation: staff nurse Specialty: Critical Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics ; Joined: Mar '05; Posts: 1,783; Likes: 108I'm in orientation in the ICU. Our unit has an all RN staff, no aides or LPNs which to delegate any task. It is a very fast pace, however, I am generally satisfied with the amount of personal attention I can pay to my patients and their families.
Jul 29, '08Occupation: Floor nurse in LTC Specialty: LTC ; From: WA, US ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 352; Likes: 251I'm currently an aide in LTC. I'm going to school to become a nurse (still taking pre-reqs)...As an aide I have to say I don't expect you to do anything that I can do...HOWEVER I am tickled when a nurse tells me she got a resident ice water...Tell me you took someone to the bathroom or fed them and I'm going to check your pulse!...With that said delegate, delegate, delegate like others have said! One of our rules is that if a resident is unable to feed themselves they generally go to the dining room...I've had to feed 2 people plus answer my call lights and not one nurse (or anyone) offered to help. It isn't expected of you (at least not where I work). And that is fine...Someday I'll be a nurse and I'll delegate delegate and delegate!