"Weekends aren't a shift!" - page 3
by bethin | 2,566 Views | 23 Comments
Yep, that's what a higher up said. So, since weekends aren't a shift, they have closed the cafeteria to staff and visitors. Of course, they still will serve patients by some miracle. You're probably thinking it's... Read More
- 0Feb 7, '08 by Simba&NalasMomQuote from Hospice Nurse LPNIn the state where I live, that is so totally illegal. Residents/patients, to my knowledge, cannot go for more than 4 or so hours without being offered food. What a bunch of weenies.Where I work nights aren't considered a shift, either. Day shift is served 3 meals (without charge), but I can't even get them to leave a decent HS snack for my diabetics. I am the one who provides peanut butter crackers and juice for my diabetics because I stop at the store on my way in a purchase these things.
- 0Feb 7, '08 by pattycakeRNThat is terrible! We have a pretty well stocked fridge in all our stations, jello, cereal, juices, coffee, soup, bread (and toast), and lil snack paks with turkey sandwiches. We, of course, are to touch nary a saltless saltine.
Our caf is open til 0230 but you know what you're getting into before you go down there, SOS... burgers, grilled cheese (which can really hit the spot at 2am, tho) and cold prepackaged stuff.
I feel guilty to have so many options when you all have so few!!!
- 1Feb 8, '08 by theatredorkQuote from Hospice Nurse LPNI think by doing that, you're enabling your institution to continue their practice of not providing food at night for your patients. It's almost as if you see yourself as a martyr from the way you bolded 'I'.Where I work nights aren't considered a shift, either. Day shift is served 3 meals (without charge), but I can't even get them to leave a decent HS snack for my diabetics. I am the one who provides peanut butter crackers and juice for my diabetics because I stop at the store on my way in a purchase these things.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that you do that for the patients, but what if you go on vacation, etc. The hospital needs to be held responsible, and as long you continue what you're doing, they won't be.
- 0Feb 8, '08 by justme1972In the area that we live in...the hospital here is like that...no cafeteria on the weekends and they only prepare foods for the patents.
We also don't have any restaurants that are open past 10:00 pm except for Huddle House (it's like a Waffle House)...that is at least 7 miles away from any hospital, and Wal-mat, which will allow you to at least pick up a pre-made deli-sandwich or a frozen food if you forgot your food.
So the nurses around here are very used to having to bring their lunch or they won't have anything.