Hello everyone. I'm so discouraged today. I'm a new grad LPN. I got hired at a LTC/rehab facility. I was told I would be the treatment nurse or occasionally pulled to the floor in the lockdown dementia unit. So, I've been training per that with one day left of orientation (10 total days.) Yesterday they tossed me on the "rehab" unit which is 33 residents, primarily rehab but some LTC mixed in. My orientating nurse was then pulled to meetings and to do admissions on another unit so I was left on my own, my first time running a cart, on a unit I have never been on other than to do treatments. Today was the same, only with an agency nurse orientating me and a resident fall in the middle of 8am med pass, and no treatment nurse scheduled. I struggled, terribly. I asked my unit manager and DON for help and they told me to find my orientating nurse, who was MIA the entire day. Yesterday and today combined I got one 10 minute break which I used to cry in the bathroom
I just don't know what to do. I'm really dreading going back.