Water

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    Where you work, are you allowed to have water (in a covered container) at your workstation?
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    No but we do it abyway

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    We're allowed.
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    Why on earth not? It's more sanitary than a bubbler (fountain) in the hall, and keeps you out of the floor kitchen.
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    Quote from C-lion
    Where you work, are you allowed to have water (in a covered container) at your workstation?

    No. Joint Commission no-no.
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    yes, as long as it is covered.
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    Quote from IrishIzRN
    No. Joint Commission no-no.

    I'd like to see that in writing in Joint Commission literature. Sounds fishy to me, but I'm willing to be corrected if I'm wrong. Going to their website and searching in Hospitals and in Nursing & Rehab Centers for "water" comes up on water supply, and for "drinking water" comes up zero. Is there a citation in your policy and procedures book?

    You have piqued my curiosity, though, so I put in a question on the JC online question form. I'll let you know if I get an answer.
    Last edit by GrnTea on Sep 20, '13
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    depends - dayshift nope, 3-11 only if the mgr isn't there, and nights - well anything goes
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    Quote from GrnTea
    I'd like to see that in writing in Joint Commission literature. Sounds fishy to me, but I'm willing to be corrected if I'm wrong.

    This blog sums it up nicely...

    http://thehappyhospitalist.blogspot....ed-at.html?m=1

    And...

    http://www.jointcommission.org/mobil...AQChapterId=69

    It may be vague...but it is still pretty clear no food or drink.
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    Quote from Twinmom06
    depends - dayshift nope, 3-11 only if the mgr isn't there, and nights - well anything goes
    Haha, same for us!
    Days has NO food or drink at the desk, ever.
    PMs starts breaking out the water bottles and power bars around 5 (after checking that the manager has actually left)
    NOCs? It's like "Move all those charts, we're bringing in a buffet!"


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