surgnurse 586 Views
Joined: Aug 15, '02;
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a lunch break? what is that? We usually take a minute to run down to the cafeteria to get food and then sit at the nurses station and eat as we are answering call lights. I work on a general surgical floor. For istance, the other night, we had 5 patients with central lines and all had TPN going. We had 3 confused patients (1 was a wanderer and she was on every 15 minute checks per hospital policy) and a schizo that was screaming at the top of her lungs and not to mention 2 with chest tubes. Only 2 RN's on the floor. We did not even have a nursing assistant. So, how are we supposed to take a lunch break? ha ha ha What a joke! Had 14 patients on the floor and then they called us 2 more admissions. We did not even have a ward clerk so therefore we even had to put the whole chart together.
I work the 7p-7a shift and have for the past 4 years. It seems that the staff on this shift get along better and you do not have to deal with all the little clicks that the other shifts have. People get along better and do not talk about each other behind backs.
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