Is your central supply room locked on the 11-7 shift?

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    I work different shifts at my LTC. The nurses on night shift use to always get the med carts stocked up with supplies for the day. Now management has taken the key away from the night shift. So now when we come to work in the mornings-no water cups, no medication cups and no supplies nothing. I was just curious if other LTC's refuse to allow night shift access to central supply? How do you think you would feel if you could not get into central supply on the 11-7 shift?
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    Why does night shift not get the key?

    It might make sense to say "only nurses get the key" but not "only the nurses on day and evening shift."
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    Central supply is locked on all shifts at my facility; only administration, management and supervisiors get a key to the door.
    cardiacfreak, Esme12, and Blackcat99 like this.
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    Thanks for your comments. They took the key away from the 11-7 shift because they said the 11-7 shift was stealing all of the supplies out of the central supply room.
    LovedRN and Esme12 like this.
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    They took the key away at one of my facilities but they didn't know that the house supervisor just happened to have a key that was not accounted for! Ha, ha.
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    Quote from Blackcat99
    Thanks for your comments. They took the key away from the 11-7 shift because they said the 11-7 shift was stealing all of the supplies out of the central supply room.
    "Stealing?"

    For your own use or for the residents use? Are there not cameras to prove you aren't stealing?
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    they take them for stealing.
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    They seem to think that staff is taking things out of central supply and taking them home for their own personal use. I don't think so. I think they were taking things out of central supply so they could take care of their residents.
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    Quote from Blackcat99
    They seem to think that staff is taking things out of central supply and taking them home for their own personal use. I don't think so. I think they were taking things out of central supply so they could take care of their residents.
    Maybe suggest a sign out sheet? Make it mandatory for all staff to sign out whatever items they take. If they don't sign it out, it's a write up.
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    Quote from chrisrn24
    Maybe suggest a sign out sheet? Make it mandatory for all staff to sign out whatever items they take. If they don't sign it out, it's a write up.
    It's hard to prove a negative. Who gets written up when things aren't signed out? Everyone on that shift when something goes missing?

    Are things really being "stolen" or just not charged to the appropriate patients?
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