I would like bedside staff to know that hospital mid management is just as frustrated as floor nurses (or aides) are. Our hands are tied because we don’t have the final say in staffing or budgeting. I feel responsible for so many things that I can’t do nothing about. I have been a CNA and a floor RN, so I know first hand that ratios are too high and that you have too many checklists. But if I don’t make sure things get done on my unit, someone else will come who will. I try to help as much as possible on the floor, but it is hard with mandatory meetings, patient complaints, staff complaints and 10 audits per day. My job does not stop at 5pm or at 5 days per week.
- ID September 22, 2015