No, I don't work on Planet X. I'm in Ontario. I "float" around 4 different units of the facility, each has 30-36 residents. Two of these areas have more "needy" residents, and my 2 others have more independent residents. I obviously don't do full med runs, but A LOT of them ask for prns (Ativan, cough syrup, Percs, etc). In my 0600 med run, I have around 12 residents who get pills daily, but this does not include days where some get Actonel, or if they have antibiotics.
I do have to do a lot of finger sticks and vitals. When one of the residents falls, or I need to send one out to the hospital, it becomes a night from hell, because on a "normal" night I'm usually struggling to get everything done. Needless to say I often stay an extra hour to finish my charting.
When I come home from work crying, my husband does not understand why. I don't think anyone can if they have not worked on my shift. The nurse who replaces me on my days off will often call in sick...she has even told me I'm crazy to be doing this. It's going on my 10th month of working there.
I'm definitely looking for another posting!!