Is your central supply room locked on the 11-7 shift?

  1. 0 I work different shifts at my LTC. The nurses on night shift use to always get the med carts stocked up with supplies for the day. Now management has taken the key away from the night shift. So now when we come to work in the mornings-no water cups, no medication cups and no supplies nothing. I was just curious if other LTC's refuse to allow night shift access to central supply? How do you think you would feel if you could not get into central supply on the 11-7 shift?
  2. Enjoy this?

    Get our Nursing Insights delivered to your Inbox. The hottest discussions, articles, toons, and much more.

  3. Visit  Blackcat99 profile page

    About Blackcat99

    From 'Florida'; Joined Jan '04; Posts: 3,078; Likes: 993.

    29 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  chrisrn24 profile page
    1
    Why does night shift not get the key?

    It might make sense to say "only nurses get the key" but not "only the nurses on day and evening shift."
    Blackcat99 likes this.
  5. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
    3
    Central supply is locked on all shifts at my facility; only administration, management and supervisiors get a key to the door.
    cardiacfreak, Esme12, and Blackcat99 like this.
  6. Visit  Blackcat99 profile page
    2
    Thanks for your comments. They took the key away from the 11-7 shift because they said the 11-7 shift was stealing all of the supplies out of the central supply room.
    LovedRN and Esme12 like this.
  7. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    3
    They took the key away at one of my facilities but they didn't know that the house supervisor just happened to have a key that was not accounted for! Ha, ha.
    LovedRN, pinkiepieRN, and Blackcat99 like this.
  8. Visit  chrisrn24 profile page
    2
    Quote from Blackcat99
    Thanks for your comments. They took the key away from the 11-7 shift because they said the 11-7 shift was stealing all of the supplies out of the central supply room.
    "Stealing?"

    For your own use or for the residents use? Are there not cameras to prove you aren't stealing?
    Blackcat99 and Esme12 like this.
  9. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    1
    they take them for stealing.
    Blackcat99 likes this.
  10. Visit  Blackcat99 profile page
    0
    They seem to think that staff is taking things out of central supply and taking them home for their own personal use. I don't think so. I think they were taking things out of central supply so they could take care of their residents.
  11. Visit  chrisrn24 profile page
    1
    Quote from Blackcat99
    They seem to think that staff is taking things out of central supply and taking them home for their own personal use. I don't think so. I think they were taking things out of central supply so they could take care of their residents.
    Maybe suggest a sign out sheet? Make it mandatory for all staff to sign out whatever items they take. If they don't sign it out, it's a write up.
    Blackcat99 likes this.
  12. Visit  TiffyRN profile page
    2
    Quote from chrisrn24
    Maybe suggest a sign out sheet? Make it mandatory for all staff to sign out whatever items they take. If they don't sign it out, it's a write up.
    It's hard to prove a negative. Who gets written up when things aren't signed out? Everyone on that shift when something goes missing?

    Are things really being "stolen" or just not charged to the appropriate patients?
    BrandonLPN and Blackcat99 like this.
  13. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
    1
    They tried something similar where I used to work. Only nursing supervisors had keys. They put in that lovely rule after my promotion.
    I was responsible for three buildings and I had one lousy key that fitted three different locks. Every **** time they needed something from the Central Supply room in any of the three buildings, guess who they paged or beeped from 7pm to 7am?

    When someone called, the words may have been, "Could you please come unlock the supply closet because we need some more___s?"
    but the tone of voice was frequently more like, "Where the **** are you anyway?!" and when I actually got there, I'd get these. "What
    the **** took you so long?" looks. Fun...

    I never thought there was anything in there that I'd be willing to get fired, lose my nursing license, get fined, and possibly go to jail for.
    But that's just me.
    Blackcat99 likes this.
  14. Visit  TiffyRN profile page
    4
    Quote from sharpeimom
    when I actually got there, I'd get these. "What the **** took you so long?" looks. Fun...
    I'm sure much of the attitude was the floor staff's frustration at this extra step just to get what they need to do their flippin' jobs. Add to that the frustration of management treating all the staff like thieves. I can see the frustration from both ends.
  15. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
    1
    How frustrating. Do you have a supervisor with keys in your building during that shift? If not how is that fair to your residents??
    Blackcat99 likes this.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top