any LTC charge nurses out there want to talk about work, problems, patients???
Apr 25, '02
I'm a charge nurse in a LTC/Rehab unit. We have 35-40 pts. Discharges and new admissions every week. On the 3-11 shift we have 1 RN and 1 LPN, and 3-4 aides. I have read others' posts about staffing and I wonder-how do they do it? Our pts. are always wanting something. Want to go to the BR, want to go to bed, want to get out out of bed, want a pain pill, want cough syrup, want mylanta, want a laxative, want something to stop diarrhea. Have chest pain that turns out to be indigestion because they insist on going to bed 20 seconds after they eat. They keep us hopping. 24-7. If not for our dedication and ability to laugh we would all go crazy. Hey maybe we already are crazy.
Last edit by jones58 on Apr 25, '02