Meown - what do you write things like that up on? Forms for such as that seem different at every facility! And what about night shift?
I have no problem with any nursing things I'm asked to do in LTC, but, good grief, the paperwork is stupid - and no one seems to know just how to do it all properly.
At the last facility, I just wrote notes to the DON on regular paper when I saw something that needed her attention.
At this LTC, the other nite when I came on, there was a med missing - no one had any idea what form or whatever they should write it on, and were running around like chickens! I made sure that we searched everywhere for it, and that the evening nurse checked ALL the books (I suspect that the count was off when she came on - just a feeling - but she didn't herself actually count the narcs - she had the book, while the nurse going OFF counted the pills - I instructed this new LPN on how to properly count narcs thereafter). But no one there knew what to do after that - and I'm the new guy - I told this nurse to write down exactly what happened, what we had done - to sign it, I would sign it as a witness and put it on the DON's door.
Nope - at 10:45, the other girls convinced this girl to call the DON, who chewed on her face - and we ended up doing what I suggested in the first place.
I think this is going to be my last nursing job. I'd really like to see improvements made for the nurses coming after me - but what I see is so few that are willing to stand up for themselves - they stand back and let the few others, like ingelain, try to make a difference - and give them NO support.