The CNA's usually do their last rounds around 5am. I am finding wet patients and am told "I haven't finished my first rounds yet." So what time do you think is reasonable for the first rounds to be finished by on the 11-7 shift? Thanks
12 hr shifts handle the shift wars nicely. You get report from the person you will report to in the morning.
I did "first rounds....I called them "eyeball rounds" you can do it walking to put your stuff away. Hi, I'm Pat, you are my patient tonight until 6:45 when I will be giving report to your next nurse.
Say I have 15 patients (I know that's unreasonable)...So 15 patients, 15 eyeballs,15 patients still breathing, not on floor, not wandering in the lobby, 15 information exchanges-takes about 17-20 minutes. They can see who you are, they know you just got there (handbag, sweater whatever). they can see you haven't settled in. Believe it or not, this WORKS. I've been doing Nursing for 39 years and was a med tech for 7 years before that.
Last edit by P_RN on Apr 23, '13