I would rather have techs, especially on my floor, because I work surgical and we have a lot of patients who have had orthopedic surgeries that are moderate-max x2 assist and nurses often have as many as 6-7 patients each. I would be lost without my techs to help! That being said, I do a lot of primary care because our techs often have 10 patients each. For example, yesterday I had two max assist patients and I helped the tech give two bed baths and clean up after incontinent episodes multiple times. In fact, it was while cleaning up a patient that I realized he would probably benefit from a rectal tube d/t constant liquid stool and his skin was becoming excoriated, despite very frequent cleaning. So I’m all for primary care, but I love my techs too and couldn’t get through the day without them!