LTC-I want report and count at beginning of my shift

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    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 staff instead. I am glad that people are friendly, but I don't have time to chit chat. I need to get started with my shift as soon as I arrive. Any suggestions on what to say?
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    "Hey, I'm new here and need all the time I can get. Can you help me out by getting report started on time". (Said with geniune smile on face)

    With any luck and enough days of repetition they will just develop the habit of starting on time.
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    Quote from Blackcat99
    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 staff instead. I am glad that people are friendly, but I don't have time to chit chat. I need to get started with my shift as soon as I arrive. Any suggestions on what to say?
    With out reporting and counting they can legally leave?
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    Quote from MichelleRN34

    With out reporting and counting they can legally leave?
    I think I mis read the OP
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    Thanks Nascar nurse. I will start saying that every day.Sounds great. The hard part will be trying to keep a genuine smile on my face when I say it. MichelleRN34, no they cannot legally leave. The nurses are just saying that they want to chart first before they give report and count narcotics. They need to count first, give report and then go back to their charting/socialization.
    teeniebert, ktwlpn, cienurse, and 4 others like this.
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    i agree..i would have issue with this also...that puts you behind in he morning.
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    I used to have the same issues when I worked LTC and it always surprised me. When my shift was over I was more than happy to give report, count narcs and get the heck out of there!
    dsd00, Forever Sunshine, and Blackcat99 like this.
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    "If you would like to stay and chat I will be more than happy to let you keep the keys and take my shift."
    teeniebert, Starr1966, and Blackcat99 like this.
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    In my facility, the oncoming nurses are not even allowed to care for residents until we have received report. Which makes sense. Why should I begin care on a resident if I have not received report. Conditions change, even in ltc. Dont care for a resident until you have report on your residents. I would, in your shoes, say "Im eager to get to work and need report to do so, so tell me whats going on with our residents and I can get started. As far as the narc count, BRING THAT TO YOUR DON or ADON. You obviously dont want to be held resposible for narcs missing. State and administration when they do their rounds dont care for "excuses" like "well, so and so didnt count narcs with me. If anything is off, its YOUR SHIFT, its YOUR license.
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    In my facility, the oncoming nurses are not even allowed to care for residents until we have received report. Which makes sense. Why should I begin care on a resident if I have not received report. Conditions change, even in ltc. Dont care for a resident until you have report on your residents. I would, in your shoes, say "Im eager to get to work and need report to do so, so tell me whats going on with our residents and I can get started. As far as the narc count, BRING THAT TO YOUR DON or ADON. You obviously dont want to be held resposible for narcs missing. State and administration when they do their rounds dont care for "excuses" like "well, so and so didnt count narcs with me. If anything is off, its YOUR SHIFT, its YOUR license.
    Blackcat99 likes this.


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