Pros: supportive work environment, make own schedules, smaller hospital
Cons: smaller hospital
12 hour shifts, 7a-7p, 3 days a week, 4-5 patient:nurse
-Start shift by receiving a taped report on our patients, bed side round with night/day nurse, and updates.
-Pass daily meds
-Prep patients for procedures/tests
-Communicate with physicians and patients about plan of care
-Discharge patients, give discharge paperwork and make sure – more... they understand there follow up responsibilities.
-Admit new patients, start IV, fluids, labs, procedures.
-Comfort dying patients and their families- explain expectations of dying process
-Contact hospice group for patient care.
-Contact referral physicians, PT, OT,CM – less