I work from 3-11 pm. My day starts with doing vitals, blood pressure temps, and pulse. while doing these I also answer call bells, that can be from getting the nurse for pain medication or bathroom needs.
After vitals are done, I do blood glucose test on the ones who are diabetic. From there it's setting up dinners, feeding the ones who can't feed themselves. I then go to dinner. When I come back it starts all over again, vitals and doing rounds. Rounds is going from patient to patient checking on them to see if they need to be cleaned up for bed, changing diapers, making beds, cleaning rooms and bringing the garbage out. My co-workers are a variety of people, some will help you, while others don't. I think the hardest part of my job is trying to get all my work done, 32 patients on a full day, within my hours. I work alone, and some of the patients need more help then others. I work on a cardiac floor. I do get all my work done, my hardest part is not letting myself get too close to the patient, being on the cardiac floor its difficult not to. I enjoy when my patients thanks me for all the hard work I do, seeing them smile after a long day. I never stop at my job only for dinner.