•An Average Shift of a PCA•
Every day is different! Even if you have had the same patients for 2 weeks you can come into work and they can be completely different than they were before (better or worse) so keep this in mind! Greet each patient cheerfully. ☀️ 6am-8am: Receive report, take AM vitals, update boards, notify RN of any abnormal findings. ☕️ 8am-10am: take blood sugars, set up trays for breakfast, answer call lights
1030-12: take noon vitals, chart patient activity, linen changes, showers, etc. 🍎12-3: I call this the “maintenance time”. You keep your patients happy, get people in the shower, help RNs with dressing changes, ostomy/Foley, turning patients, etc. 😴3-6: take evening vitals, chart every thing from the day, straighten room, update boards for patients, get ready to give PM report!