I am curious as how others feel about this subject. Last night there were two patients on our medical floor (our census has been very low). One patient was a middle aged, large man that needed some assistance and the other was a pediatric with an abcess. When I arrived to work I found that I was assigned to that unit without a cna or anyone else, I asked them to at least call in a tech but the supervisor said that he was never told that an RN could not work alone on a unit if there were only a small number of patients. It ended up after everything was said and done that the unit was combined with another one. I would like to know what some of you may think about that situation. Are there regulations about this sort of thing (a unit with only one employee assigned to it). I would think that a nurse should never work alone on a unit. What do you guys think?