newbieRN724 3,387 Views
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The ratio. 1:10 is a lot in my LTACH. The most I have ever had is 6 and I had my own pct for my patients. The patients that come into LTACH are very ill with multiple issues.
I work FT 12 hour nights and I have my child in daycare FR. My husband works in the morning and has school in the afternoon. He drops our child off and picks him up. So I'm able to sleep and on my days off he still goes to daycare. It's consistency for him and I get time for myself. Sometimes I will keep him home so we can have more time together. It's hard but it works for us.
I work 7p-7a
The one I work at the ratio at most is 5-6:1 and 6 is rare but it happens if there are call offs.
Kindred ' s icu ratio is normally 1:3 at most. At l least the one I work at
I was always told not to worry about what other nurses do but to do what YOU know to do. When I worked in LTC it was said that the ones that can get done with everything on time cut corners somewhere. Unless the hall was not med or treatment heavy. Not to say everyone that did leave on time had to cut corners. If I was on an specific hall for a while, I knew how to plan my shift and what my treatments were and when was best to do them.
Thank you! Coming from a LTC/SNF to LTACH what would you suggest I review?
If I were you I wouldn't go in on my nights off unless they gave u another night in that week off. Your nights off is for your own sanity an to spend time with your family. Having a work and family balance is so important
Thanks!!! I'm so excited!
Hey everyone!!! I wanted to update everyone that commented on my thread. After the job fair I did receive an offer that I gladly accepted!!!!! :-D
Thanks for replying! It sounds like a busy shift but a nice change from long term care and rehab facilities.
Hello to all!!! I am being considered for a night position at a LTACH! I'm excited about the possibility even though I know it will be challenging. So I'm curious to know what a typical day or night shift is like? (My experience is in a SNF)
Ppl means people. Short hand way to say people when texting or online
I'm getting nervous thinking about this job fair. ESP since on the website it's saying "1 year minimum experience required at this time". It's so easy to talk myself out of going. I've been reading about the nursing care of vent patients and other critical care forums. To my benefit I did have a clinical rotation for 6 weeks in MICU and with my preceptor cared for two vented patients. So I know a little something.
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