Yes,I agree GHGoonette - that's my point, too.One of the difficulties is getting a truthful answer as to how busy they are in that hour. Sometimes I know the floor nurses are run off their feet,but many other times are at the main desk chatting during hand over (which on the floors is listening to a taped report,not a 1-on-1.
I'm going to email my manager to look at this again.
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If it's my last patient, and the ward "can't" come immediately to fetch the patient, I pull on "outside" shoes and gown and take the patient to the ward myself. If I see they're really too busy to take the patient, no problem. I put the BP cuff on and do a set of observations while I'm waiting. On the other hand, if the nurses are
standing around yakking, it's a laugh to see them scatter when the old dragon from Recovery Room lands in their midst...