I'm curious, at my hospital only one in every five nurses I would say answers call lights, and one in particular will stand, literally stand, infront of their patients room waiting for a CNA to walk around the corner wondering why the call light is still going off. She will then point at the light then at the CNA and ask them what took them so long.
I asked her one day why she feels the need to do this rather than answer her own patients call lights. "Not my job to do the CNA's."
So I ask this community: Do YOU answer call lights when they go off or wait as long as possible before the noise makes you go see whats up?
I used to be a CNA so you can be damn sure I answer them unless I am busy with another pt at the moment. CNA's are underpaid and over worked and thats the truth.