krislyn87 481 Views
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at my facility all my pts are medicare (20-23 pts per night) and we have alot of admissions as well..so sometimes we are there 3 hours after we should have clocked out.. we have to document v/s q shift.. and then chart according to dx. however our unit manager gave us a sheet to help keep our thoughts to what we should chart.. maybe you should see if someone has a medicare guidelines sheet for you.. ours breaks it down to each skilled dx, chf, hip fx, etc.. and lists all the things we should chart on.. it takes alot of time.. but it actually is really great in the long run.. that way the pt is adequately being cared for and any problems can be addressed quickly and efficiently..
I am sorry you are having such a tough time. Just know that there are people that truly care and are willing to help you. I would try talking with a counselor and sorting out your feelings..
Shift work is very demanding and takes a lot of care. But in nursing there are so many choices. I would look into the other opportunities before you decide to end nursing once and for all.
However, if you feel like you are to bogged down. Take some time for yourself. Do some self evaluation and reassess where you are in your life. And # 1 you are very important. Make yourself # one. because if you can't take care of yourself, then you can't take care of your patients.
Maybe after you take some time off. You can decide what you want to do. Best of luck and God bless!
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