Jason Hautala RN
Like Lisa, I find that I don’t utilize techs to their full potential, because I like to take care of my own patients, so would go for fewer patients. That said, total care without techs is hard to pull off when all of the other nurses are so overworked that they don’t have time to help you with a major code brown. Everyone needs help lifting and rolling at some time, but as long as there is some teamwork, I like primary nursing more than team nursing. Same is true for LPNs that pass meds. I’m all in favor of giving LPNs an assignment of their own and doing the few tasks they aren’t allowed to do when needed, but I don’t really like when I have more patients, but an LPN will give all of the scheduled meds for the floor. I like to give my own meds.