Moving from LTC to Ortho...any advice?

  1. I will be starting on an Ortho unit next week as an LPN, after working in LTC for the last 6 years. I'm not really sure what to expect as far as patient ratios and care responsibilities. My unit manager told me I could expect to have 5 pts. a shift and work with another LPN, RN and at least 1 CNA, my curiosity is who passes the CNA's med's on most units, LPN or RN? and how often in acute care settings are ratios ignored d/t poor staffing?
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    About Nurse_Jenni

    Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 6; Likes: 1
    Core Measures; from US
    Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in LTC, Ortho, Quality


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