In my clinic, if we are short a tech, the nurse is not expected to assume control of a pod. I do try to help out, string machines, take vitals, document 30 minute checks and maybe do some rinse backs or even set one patient up, but mostly the other techs are expected to absorb the unstaffed pod. Granted, I’m in a 21 chair clinic so we have 5 techs when fully staffed. But as the only nurse for the first and last several hours of the day, I can’t medicate and assess 21 patients plus run a 4-patient pod. Just adding my own experience.