So, we are starting this on Monday, and the "general" census is that most aren't happy and lots aren't even doing it at my facility.
I'm not sure what to expect, but I don't think I like what I'm hearing based on feedback from other floors.
For me personally, I have a problem taking 1 hour or more to give report, especially since I drive 1hour plus to and from work, and get up at 0330 to get ready for work. So, now I'll be loosing another hour of sleep on the days where I work back to back to back????? And, FYI - most of our nurses commute 45 minutes or more!! NOT FAIR!!
Another issue I have is fingersticks....we can barely get them done now before breakfast comes, and now the pt's will be done eating breakfast before we can even get in there to do their FS...that makes alot of sense.
The one plus I do see is: LOTS of our pt's are confused, so that will make things real simple....I wonder if I can just request to have all to confused pt's from now on, or the self cares who just come in for a simple cellulits that don't have an ounce of history...And to top things off, we are going tele in January...
And, we are to give our pt's our numbers from our personal hand held phones so they can call us if needed. We can barely handle all the calls that come in now from CT, Xray, Endo, Dr.s, Lab, etc, etc....
We also have to sometimes give report to 3-4 nurses, what do you do about this?? I sure hope they can do a better job at assignments.
I think maybe it's time to move into a M-F office job....
I look forward to reading/getting feedback from those who have been doing it for some time now, please!!
Thanks for letting me VENT!!!