Drinks at nurses station/desk - page 2

by nurseywifeymommy1 4,290 Views | 11 Comments

Our facility says we are no longer allowed to hv lidded drinks with our names on them at the nurses station. We can only hv drinks in the staff lounge. We can take a drink during our shift, but not keep one. She said its a... Read More


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    Ty for the replies & info. It's ltc & rehab. The place is a hot house. Pts & residents are always cold. Guess ill suffer.
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    Our facility says we are no longer allowed to hv lidded drinks with our names on them at the nurses station. We can only hv drinks in the staff lounge. We can take a drink during our shift, but not keep one. She said its a violation. Is this true? I live in IL. No it's not in our handbook and HR says they will look into it. It's hot, like 80 degrees, we aren't sitting, we are walking everywhere finding pts to give them meds-sweating. What about us (nurses) and hydration? The CNA are doing labor! To add to this she told us this while she was sipping on a pop!!
    This is a common policy at most facilities. One that is often ignored in some but enforced in others. Including write ups for those who violate it. Another reason for me to prefer night shift.n While I go into the patient kitchen to get a patient a drink, i will also get a drink of water for myself. Drink a afew sips and throw it in the trash.


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