I remember being a nurse's aide in a 99 bed nursing home. The other aide and I would change incont. patients- most of the 99 patients were incont during the night. It was just 2 aides for 99 patients.:eek:
It was exhausting. I remember the 2 LPN charge nurses just sitting around and chatting all night. They rarely ever had any tube feeders at that time. I remember thinking "I am going to be an LPN someday and then I can sit around and relax all night." Of course, by the time I actually became an LPN the rules had changed and it never happened for me. When I became an LPN, I worked night shift and I was the one and only nurse for 99 patients. I had about 15 tube feeders too!!!