LTC-I want report and count at beginning of my shift - page 2
I am new at this new LTC. When I arrive, the nurses from the other shift don't want to give report and count narcotics. They are busy increasing their "socialization skills" with the other nurses and... Read More
Nov 19, '12How about "hey, lets do report and count now so I can get started and out of your way if you want to chart?"
Dec 12, '12When I worked the floor as charge nurse for a unit and also my facility nurses do now, do not accept unit without report and count...period. At the start of your shift. If off going nurse was not ready to report/count with me, wouldnt start until they were ready.
Counting your medications is very important. You dont want to find out 3 hours later in to your shift that someone didnt sign out for a narc. Then its on you to prove how, when, etc. it was given. What if they forgot to record it in NN or prn sheet. All they have to say is you accepted the cart. Then it is on you.