I assume this is normal but I'm seeking input. I'm an experienced RN but coming from an ED with a 1:5 ratio with a triage RN, techs to start IVs, draw bloods, clean rooms.
I'm now in an ED with the same 1:5 ratio, but we do bedside triage, start IVs, draw bloods, clean rooms when no one is available (most of the time). Charge constantly circulates and prompts us to hurry to d/c and take the next pt back to triage in a room. This is a community hospital with an FT area, not a trauma center, but I have been with a different preceptor every shift, and most of them have been too busy to assist me/answer questions at all. I have not been signed off on anything, have only had 1 opportunity to attempt an IV, and I'm supposed to go off orientation after 1 month, which will be the end of this week.