This is something that is so dumb and so stupid, but I must confess this because it is eating me up inside.
The other night at work (1800-0700), I was so massively busy I didnt have time to get my dinner from the cafeteria. I am a big boy, and I must eat something or I will feel light headed and dizzy. I went into a patients orders, made a food request, and then picked up the food from the tray line, and chowed down in the break room.
Yes, I know it was dumb and wrong. I was very very hungry and I needed to eat.
Thats all I have to say
well, i can't say i ever did that, but i have taken completely untouched food off of nonresponsive patients trays before so it didn't go to waste, but that was only if it wasn't an isolation patient or if it never made it to the patient or was sealed (you know, common sense type moves). I would feel badly if a patient would get charged for a meal that i would have eaten if the billing was set up like that, but you already said you know it was dumb and wrong, so i'll spare you a lecture
Last edit by Flare on Jan 31, '13