WELL...I need to add my 2 cents on this subject. The only reason I would ever fill out an incident report is if and when there is a med error,a sentinel event,an AMA who will not sign the appropriate papers or any other cicumstance where there may be a possibility of liability on someone's part. I have worked several hospitals and have heard stories of nurses "writing up" one another and have never been able to see the logic behind such behavior. What is the point????? perhaps this sort of thing is related to continuing "classroom monitor " reporting of those who speak when the teacher is out of the room.
I must agree with Charles on this one...this is just tattling and is childish. This is as ridiculous as threatening someone with "it will go into your personnel file" ...if the "writers" are not mature enough to discuss/confront another with any complaints, I suggest they go to the sandbox and play...I have no time to waste reading their silly "write-ups". Written whine-o-rhea.
One last question...do they waste patient care time to create these documents????? If they do,it is a sad comment on their ability to prioritize. And if they create the document when at home,my suggestion is for them to get a life.
We are in the midst of a nursing shortage and a national crisis,
there are many other things to occupy our minds and our hands.
And in case no one has told any of you today...I appreciate all that you do even if you do use the *F* word...geesh...sometimes it's the only word that can describe a situation. Dabnabbit just doesn't cut it...neither does heck or fudge or shoot or shucks...LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL