I just finished my first year of nursing and was hired as a personal support worker (maybe the Canadian equivalent of a CNA or similar) for the summer in a long term care facility. Since I have a temporary position I am constantly rotating between floors and residents as I pick up shifts. I finished the four day orientation and have my first 7-3pm shift tomorrow. To prepare for my first shift I went to my assigned floor and spoke with the PSW I was covering to find out which residents I was responsible for. Next I looked through the care plans and took notes on the schedules and needs of each residents. All the staff who encountered me thought this was extremely overboard and told me I usually won't know my floor or residents until morning report!! Since the PSWs work in partners they told me relying on my partner would be enough preparation. Looking through the care plans took me around 2 hours for ten residents and I don't want to repeat it for every shifts (4/week). What do you think and how do you prepare for casual shifts with different residents and floors?