This is a hard situation, but it happens a lot. I'm a staff RN in a hospital. Just remember patient safety comes first - always. Always. Reach out to your charge RN, or supervisor, or colleagues you trust. If your unit is drowning, the staff may not be able to help you. That's why learning to prioritize, aka triage, is key. When you are swamped, everything that is not life threatening has to wait. Good communication skills are key, because you have to quickly explain your concerns to whatever resources you have available (providers, RNs, techs, ect).