Hello everyone, 2 quick questions!
First, I am a new RN supervisor at a SNF. It is chaotic, which I expected, but the worst part is the phones! Once the receptionist leaves at 430pm I am stuck answering all phone calls (I work evening shift). The other nurses are busy passing meds and the CNAS are busy. Sometimes it is the pharmacy, lab etc but sometimes it is just, "please transfer me to room 501". I have mentioned the need for a receptionist many times, nothing changes. It is making me lose my mind
Second, as a new nurse I am aweful at IV starts. I always try, but get about 25%. Should I try phlebotomy class? I have little kids at home so very hesitant to sign up for a class, but I really need to improve. Thanks everyone!!