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How Many Residents Do You Care For On Your Unit?

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starletRN specializes in Med-Surg, LTC, Rehab.

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Wow...that's a lot, with only 2 CNA's. I thought my place was bad, with 41 residents and 4 CNA's...

No wonder you cn't get everything done!

Also, I wanted to add that as a nurse with less than 1 year under my belt, I put a lot of pressure on myself to get things done at work. It's nice to know that what I'm doing now is considered a heavy load. It makes me feel like less of a failure.

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elizabethgrad09 has 7 years experience.

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Also, I wanted to add that as a nurse with less than 1 year under my belt, I put a lot of pressure on myself to get things done at work. It's nice to know that what I'm doing now is considered a heavy load. It makes me feel like less of a failure.

StarletRN, You are working under very challenging conditions - no failure in sight! I too am amazed that # of CNAs is so low where you work. The high standards that you hold yourself to make it more difficult for you now in the beginning, but will ensure that you are becoming a top notch nurse. I'm glad that this forum is here to encourage you. Try your best to give yourself a break. You are doing a great job!

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starletRN specializes in Med-Surg, LTC, Rehab.

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StarletRN, You are working under very challenging conditions - no failure in sight! I too am amazed that # of CNAs is so low where you work. The high standards that you hold yourself to make it more difficult for you now in the beginning, but will ensure that you are becoming a top notch nurse. I'm glad that this forum is here to encourage you. Try your best to give yourself a break. You are doing a great job!

Thank you very much. That means a lot to me. I'm going to save this post so that when I'm feeling like I haven't done enough I can go back and read it. Thanks again!

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This was a subacute rehab unit split with ltc (the floor was split so the census always changed)

7-3 only oriented 2 nurses , 5 aides, 38-46 residents

7p-7a (my shift)-7-11 I had 18-20 1 RN 1-2 Aides there was nurse on the other ends the one aide would have like maybe 4 of my patients due to their assignment

11p-7a- 38-46 residents 1 RN/lpn 3 aides

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mRpeNa specializes in LTC.

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Wow! You guys are really making me appreciate my LTC!!! :uhoh3::eek:

7a-3p shift

3 Floors

1st floor is long term and has 60 residents/3 nurses/7 CNA's

2nd floor is rehab with 58 residents/4 nurses/7-8 CNA's

3rd floor is Heaven's waiting room with 58 residents/3 nurses/8-9 CNA's

Aside from call outs, we rarely have more than 20 resident's each!

I WILL NEVER COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR STAFFING AGAIN!!!! :coollook:

WOW 7-8 CNA's...lucky!

and more than 2 nurses!

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JenMSN11 has 9 years experience and specializes in ortho/neuro/LTC.

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11P-7A 56 patients with 1 nurse and 4 CNA's! And being in charge means to do staffing for the day shift which means taking the call offs and calling 20 people to try and replace them, while trying to pass meds for the 56 people!

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This was a subacute rehab unit split with ltc (the floor was split so the census always changed)

7-3 only oriented 2 nurses , 5 aides, 38-46 residents

7p-7a (my shift)-7-11 I had 18-20 1 RN 1-2 Aides there was nurse on the other ends the one aide would have like maybe 4 of my patients due to their assignment

11p-7a- 38-46 residents 1 RN/lpn 3 aides

Sounds like a handful

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FooFoo1988 specializes in Geriatrics.

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72 residents in the whole building. I work nights and am the only nurse working the whole building. I have 3-4 CNA's. Talk about pressure! :uhoh3:

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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11P-7A 56 patients with 1 nurse and 4 CNA's! And being in charge means to do staffing for the day shift which means taking the call offs and calling 20 people to try and replace them, while trying to pass meds for the 56 people!

There is NO good reason that 56 people have to have meds at night. Ridiculous.

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arelle68 has 3 years experience and specializes in Mental and Behavioral Health.

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72 residents in the whole building. I work nights and am the only nurse working the whole building. I have 3-4 CNA's. Talk about pressure! :uhoh3:

CRAAAAZY!:eek:

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dodgegirl713 has 5 years experience and specializes in Subacute/Rehab, Surgical.

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In Wisconsin, on a subacute/rehab floor, 1430-2230

35 residents for the unit, 2 nurses to each take one of the halls.

So when it is full I have 17 residents to care for.

Have 3-4 CNAs for the unit, so I get 2 CNAs.

But I do everything with 2 med passes, PRNs up the butt, full Medicare charting for half of the hall, new orders, treatment. And when it really hits the fan I even am being CNA to help out.

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In work in LTC in a small town in north east SD. When I work nites its just me and one cna for 35 residents. On pms it is me, a med aide and 4 but more often 3 cnas..

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