Nursing Observation

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Today, I observed a nurse with two nurses on the 3rd floor in the ICU overflow area. I learned that on my floor nurses some days could get one patient and other days up to three. However, if a nurse has three patients, they generally have lower patient acuity levels. This floor generally takes patients from leukemia and Solid tumor. Nurses on this floor are so eager to help each other out. The main actions I see every nurse on this floor take are assessing frequently, administering medications, caring for the patient and family, as well as playing with the child in hopes of making them feel their age in a hospital setting. I observed two different patients today with two totally different situations. Just because patients are on the same
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