Survey: Do you leave work at your scheduled time on a regular basis? - page 3

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  1. by   ruth1
    Quote from brian
    This month's survey Question:

    Do you leave work at your scheduled time on a regular basis?

    Please take a minute to take our yes/no survey question at the bottom of the http://allnurses.com/ homepage.

    Also, please feel free to reply to this topic to post any comments that you may have on the topic.
    Depending on your the area the nurse works many nurses are not able to leave work on time despite the surveillance of time management placed upon them my nurse managers. Many nurses are not provided with adequate manpower or resources to complete their nursing tasks in a timely manner. :angryfire
  2. by   mattsmom81
    I am generally very organized (by necessity...my ADD mandates it or I can't function) and ready to clock out at quittin' time...but something happens unexpectedly or day shift dawdles coming in and then I'm overtime.

    I agree with those who feel it's just making up for breaks untaken...so very true.
  3. by   The Bear
    Quote from ruth1
    Depending on your the area the nurse works many nurses are not able to leave work on time despite the surveillance of time management placed upon them my nurse managers. Many nurses are not provided with adequate manpower or resources to complete their nursing tasks in a timely manner. :angryfire
    With all the JACHO regulations, and documentation needed (paperwork), it is very difficult to really takecare of the patient. What really burns my butt, is some nurses look great to the managers, because they spend all their time with the paperwork not the patient, but hey! their paperwork is great! And they get out ON TIME!
  4. by   redwinggirlie
    No.........
  5. by   The Bear
    No..... to what!
  6. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    I left work last night almost an hour late. Not because I had a lengthy report, not because my patient was very complex and critically ill (9 mo old with RSV pneumonia), but because it took both of us to hold her on the bed while someone else drew up the stat Ativan the attending ordered as he strolled past the bed! Why do they always wait until the last minutes of my shift to "wake" up and flip out? With the amount of sedation she's been getting, she shouldn't even be able to open her eyes, much less climb off the bed with the ventilator circuit following along behind!
  7. by   kimmicoobug
    For me, it depends on how hard or easy my group has been. My last night on the job, I was there for THREE hours after my shift ended to work on my charting. I work nights and one of my patients had crumped on me at 9 pm...and the MD didn't want to send him to ICU (I called this A-hole three times within the space of an hour and was told "it sounds like he is doing fine") I was waiting to code this guy all night. It was a huge ethical, and something where the law could possibly bite me on my buttocks, so I wanted to make sure my charting was perfect. The next morning, two different doctors wanted to talk to me about this case, as well as a discharge planner, and the house sups.

    But, usually I can make it out by 0730 or shortly after.
  8. by   lucianne
    I rarely get out on time. Seems like there's always a late admission or someone decides to have a come-apart right at shift change. The kids usually don't know night shift very well and there isn't enough staff at night to handle a kid who's out of control, so we wind up staying to help. Even on an "easy night" it's rare that we get everyone to bed on time and have time to get our charting done. If there's been a hold or seclusion, forget it. We don't catch a lot of grief for staying over, though, as we can usually point to documentation about holds or what time the patients went to sleep.
    luci
  9. by   NursesRmofun
    I think I have left ontime only rarely in the 14 years+ I have been a nurse.
  10. by   uk_nurse
    Hardly ever and i do 14hr shifts. People mention breaks, at the moment its difficult to get what we are entitled to. Last week i worked fri 14hrs and only got half hour break and worked on sat same thing happened. Lot of the staff go off sick. The management keeps asking us why!!! I worry why the management cant see the answer to their silly question.
  11. by   The Bear
    Quote from janfrn
    I left work last night almost an hour late. Not because I had a lengthy report, not because my patient was very complex and critically ill (9 mo old with RSV pneumonia), but because it took both of us to hold her on the bed while someone else drew up the stat Ativan the attending ordered as he strolled past the bed! Why do they always wait until the last minutes of my shift to "wake" up and flip out? With the amount of sedation she's been getting, she shouldn't even be able to open her eyes, much less climb off the bed with the ventilator circuit following along behind!
    It always seems to happen that way. You can have a nice shift, nothing out of the usual, but what happens at shift change, everything and anything that can keep you from getting out on time. My last name is Murphy, and I believe firmly in Murphy's Law - "If anything can go wrong, it will!!! At the closer it gets to shift change, the probability goes up. I guess for us nurses, it is our fate!
  12. by   Tweety
    About 50% of the time.
  13. by   MelRN13
    I only get out on time if the nurse that gave report the previous night is back the next morning, or the day shift nurse has taken care of the patient in that week. We have had a series of very ill patients who stay in the unit for long periods of time, so mostly everyone knows their history.

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