Meds, routine aerosols, prn pain meds, chart check, file, double-check new orders, accu-checks, calibrate glucometers, Skin treatments, Tube feeds and flushes, change O2 tubing and concentrators weekly, MDS charting, progress notes, Q shift pulse oxs, Temps for res. on ATB, full vitals on new admits and recent falls, Paperwork for next day's dr. appts, Check fridge temps on 4 different refrigerators throughout the unit, sign off TARs, check MARs, check in new pharm. delivery, fill out paperwork to send back returns, send back narcs(more paperwork, special bag).... get wandering residents back in to bed, stock med cart......
I'm exhausted just typing it! And please don't get me started on changeover. When that's being done, filing and other stuff just goes on hold for the duration, usually including my lunch break. Phew!
you'll take report, check on patients and pretty much just keep checking on them throughout the night.
I simply must find the wonderful place where this is all that happens!! I'll let you all know when I do.
Please don't get me wrong, I love not dealing with MDs, families, meal times, dressing changes, administrators, and general BS. I'll never say my shift is the hardest, but it still ain't easy!