Hourly rounding signoff sheet - page 2

by fungez 12,034 Views | 31 Comments

Way back in the day, back when dinosaurs roamed and the earth's crust was still cooling, I was a GN. And back when I was a GN a couple of things were understood. Number one, we were professionals and not customer service reps. ... Read More


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    I used to work at a hospital where they matched what time your tracer said you were in the room to what time you signed the hourly round sheet. If the times did not match you were written up.
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    Quote from TigerGalLE
    I used to work at a hospital where they matched what time your tracer said you were in the room to what time you signed the hourly round sheet. If the times did not match you were written up.
    Isn't that nice. If tracers were tracking you what's the point of signing the sheet except to make extra, unnecessary work?
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    Hospitals did not think this up - you can thank JC and others for that

    We do not throw away our sheets that rapidly. Supervisors use them for a variety of reason, including documentation that the nurse was in the room regardless of what family says.

    Wear bifocals. You will be glad to get rid of that cord around your neck.

    I agree with you that another method should be found to get the same result. Hospitals are competing with other hospitals for patients in order to stay afloat. We collect less than 30 cents on the dollar, and that is better than some of our sister hospitals, but we have to work at keeping patients and their employers content.
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    Who is JC? I thought this was a Quint Studer thing.
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    i'm sorry, what are tracers??
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    I think it is actually a JCAHO mandate that hospitals show that patient's are being rounded on hourly. For the 5P's. We all know that JCAHO has more time and stupid idea's then anyone else. I've always checked on my patient's at least hourly and keep track of it on my worksheet. It does help lower the amount of call lights, my patient's know I'm coming back in so they hold off calling for water refill etc. What I hate is when you have been in the room every hour for 10 hours, your name is on the board and the patient still tells their family that they have not seen their nurse all day. When I get that complaint I go into the room and say to the patient your "family says you've not seen me all day?" Didn't we talk about such and such" It usually stops that complaint cold.
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    Just another thing that some mindless troll who doesn't even work in the field came up with. It's a waste of time, money, and paper. You document in the chart when you go in the room so this is just more busy work that serves no purpose or function.
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    Quote from TigerGalLE
    I used to work at a hospital where they matched what time your tracer said you were in the room to what time you signed the hourly round sheet. If the times did not match you were written up.
    Whoever spent their days matching tracer times and sign off times has the second most boring, useless job in the world. I'd say their boss would come in as the most useless employee, imo.
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    It does have something to do with JCAHO, and I do think it's crap...but here's what I think is even more crap! Aside from the fact that they don't go into patient charts, because they can't become a part of the hospital record...I actually had my job threatened because I refused to sign the sheet if I wasn't in the patients room! Imagine that?! We had to split our rounds, nurses did even hours and techs did odd hours, but if I had to give my meds that day on the odd hours, then I would ask my tech for that room to switch times. So, if an hour got missed, then the managers would come to us, usually weeks or months later and want us to fill in a time and sign the sheet...and I refused to do it...because 1st I think the sheets are a waste of time! and 2nd, because I honestly don't remember what the hell I was doing yesterday, let alone whose room I was in at what time a month ago, I'm not putting my signature on that paper! So, they started writing me up, saying that I was REFUSING to do my service rounding. I so wish for the days where we earned a paycheck for taking care of patients, instead of being human doormats in the evolving political hospital mess!
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    Ah,yes Jacho...a group of people who don't know my job telling me how to do my job. We also fill out a "hand off" sheet when a pt goes to radiology...it too is thrown away so if something comes up later, there is no documentation to assist with figuring out an incident
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