what should a reasonable and prudent nurse do when he/she is so busy that its impossible to follow the accepted standards of care,which would be following our facilities Policy and Procedures.
Do I report the situation to the DON,if the DON is not supportive then what? I have a suspicion other nurses take short cuts. What should a reasonable and prudent nurse do in this situation?
I also have another question. Some of our Policies and Procedures are appalingly out of date or non existent. We have new equipment but no P/P for the equipment and and some of the P/P is not reasonable to follow in light of the patient acuity. How does one get the P/P updated or changed?