I am a new nurse and still trying to get my routine and time management down. On orientation, I did not get much of a chance to have admissions. Now that I am off orientation I have had a few. I feel like a train wreck when it happens. All my admissions have either at the very beginning of my shift or at the very end (within the last half an hour). I am just wondering how you handle an admission. First, what are your priorities? Lets say you have a patient in for a pancreatitis. The patient is in a lot of pain, requesting pain medication. What do you do first? I always get a set of vitals, do a quick assessment, check orders, and order supplies. Then address the patient's needs. While doing that, that orient them to their room. Then when I have time, do the admission paperwork. Does this seem correct? I just feel really overwhemled when I have a patient that is in acute distress being dropped off on me.And what about my other patients? How and when do I get a chance to see them? Sometimes admissions can be time-consuming. And what do I do if the admission comes at the very end of the shift? For example, a patient came to me very very late in my shift. I got her comfortable, took her vitals, and gave her some pain medicine. Then I had to give report. Could not act on any orders. Does that seem reasonable?