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I believe she means there will be too many patients for her to handle alone. It has nothing to do with her physical ability, it has to do with the ratio. For example it maybe 3 nursing staff to 15 patient and no it’s 1 to 15. Which to me is unacceptable? It doesn’t violate anything if there is no law in your area about ratios (In FL there isn’t) but it could put your license in jeopardy if you make a mistake because of the ratio difference. They should at least be giving you one aid to help facilitate the patients since obviously they can’t help with meds. If I were you I would say something. You shouldn’t be on the unit alone not to mention it could be dangerous.

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