I currently work as a sitter in a very short staffed hospital. It's very stressful because we have multiple patients to sit with not just in ED but on the admit floors as well. To me, this flags a safety issue. I sat with two fall risks up on a admit floor at once. Of course me being out in the hallway so I can keep eyes on both. When one of them tries to get up and I have to rush into their room, the other one tries to get up as well. When this happened no one was around to help me. I do not want to be liable for a patient's fall because of this. Also just the stress of the job in general, sitters are like the punching bags of the staff. It's extremely hard to handle these types of things when you are struggling with personal issues. I have a pinched nerve in my back and also am struggling with my bipolar disorder and have been very depressed. Does anyone have any advice for sitting with multiple patients and how to cope with the stresses of the job? It would be very helpful.