Quote from RNinIN
Last facility I worked, I saw the DON on the cart more than 1 time d/t staffing. I'm going to call bs on this, as they are a nurse! I may be wrong, but I think laziness may be a factor.
I'm going to say sour grapes and/or jealousy may be a factor in your post. It's apparent you've never been a DNS. Do you know how much work we have to do so you have a job? I help my staff every day which is why my days are 10,11,12 hours long (I am salaried so don't think I'm getting overtime). I do the care plans, review labs, input admission orders, treatments, take over their dining room duties, I run interference with pesky/angry/needy families, I assess patients to help determine if they need to be sent to the hospital. I do almost everything to help out. I do NOT do meds. We do not make the med
pass into the most important thing of the day. It's been years since I've done a med pass. It would take me far longer than it does most of my nurses, so,yeah, I won't do it. But, and I'm sure you're not considering this, when I'm done helping you, I still have to get my own work done. You are home...I'm still at the building trying to work the budget so we have sufficient staff. Do I resentt having to help? No, I'm still a nurse with excellent skills. Passing meds, however, is not one of them.
It's been said on here before (probably by me) walk a mile, or a day, in my shoes before you call me lazy.