Management provides no support
We try our best to provide the best care we can. I work on an internal Medicine floor where patients are acutely sick with many co morbidities. Some are palliative which need more attention emotionally. We also have patients who need more attention on teaching regarding their diagnosis. Physiotherapy has been cut from our floor so it is our duty to walk with patients and focus on strengthening and mobility. We also are monitoring our sick patients if they need a blood transfusion or an infusion of some sort.
Nurses need support from management, yet management is only focused on the number of nurses and patient satisfaction. I agree we should be available for our patients when need be. But how can we deliver safe efficient care if there is no support from management or not enough nurses? We are going to burn out!