Shady shift change - page 3

by 86toronado | 2,709 Views | 25 Comments

So, I work 12 hour night shift, and most of my unit is on 12 hour shifts. We are a split unit, with half of the floor being ICU beds, and the other half step down/med-surg. Since I am a relatively new grad who is not yet ACLS... Read More


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    The BON would/will probably do nothing about this. You have to look at the entire picture, not just the act. This is how things are reveiwed by the BON. The day shift was virtually over. There was an RN there (which is better than no RN). The patient's were stable. These are all factors the BON will look at, and which will ultimately guide them in their decision NOT to pursue it in any way. It's not TRUE patient abondonment.

    I'm not saying what they did was warranted. What they did was wrong. I sure as heck would not want to work at a place like that. It does lend to the fact that if they are willing to do something like that, then they are probably shady in other areas as well. I would report it so that there is a record of a prior incidient just in case an incident happens in the future; then you wiill already have a prior concern documented.
    ellakate and systoly like this.
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    I would go to the manager AND I would say something to those nurses the next time I saw them. They are taking advantage of you because you are new. Dont let them get away with it or it will continue.
    mamamerlee likes this.
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    Quote from systoly
    Refusal to stay over AFTER the scheduled shift (as in working several extra hours) is usually considered an employment issue rather than abandonment.
    I don't think this applies in this case. The OP says that it wasn't yet 7 PM...which I gather is the earliest the nurses could have clocked out...no one was staying over his or her time.

    Quote from systoly
    I would not hesitate to bring this to light for the patients' sake. You don't have to make an angry report, but rather, as a new grad, you could simply inquire on how to handle this type of situation. Be aware that if the other night nurses were indeed late, they will also hear about it.
    I guess I missed the part about the night shift nurses being late. The OP was ten minutes early, I know that...and it wasn't yet 7PM, so how were the nurses late?

    And, I don't mean to be rude but this should be brought to light for the staff's sake as well as the patients'. By no means does there have to be an "angry report," but even the newest of grads must do something immediately. Things like this are why the chain of command exists!

    Naomi Grace RN
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    Quote from YngAnabaptistRadical

    And, I don't mean to be rude but this should be brought to light for the staff's sake as well as the patients'. By no means does there have to be an "angry report," but even the newest of grads must do something immediately. Things like this are why the chain of command exists!

    Naomi Grace RN
    You're not rude at all. You're contributing and that's what makes this forum what it is. Sure, it's nice to have people agree with you, but I learn more from different views or opposing posts.
    YngAnabaptistRadical likes this.
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    Event must be followed up...if not, this will happen again and again:angryfire
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    Not only are they having you take an assignment you are unfit for, but what about shift report???


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