You guys are so wonderful and I know you have never let me down when I asked a question.(unlike th e general disscussion board)
I was working on a 24 hour case and since I gave report to the oncoming nurse I had him sign it. After I turned in my paperwork,the agency calls and tells me the parents have to sign it.
It doesn't make sense to me. I thought the nurse should sign it since I gave report to him only. The parents were not even there. Also if the parents are there some nurses leave if the other nurse is late(for example,7am to 3pm nurse leaves child with parents at 3pm without waiting for the other nurse who shows up at 305pm) I thought on 24 hr cases you are not allowed to leave until the other nurse shows up,otherwise whsts the point of 24 hr care?
My other agency doesn't want parenrs to sign unless the nurse specifically gave report to them.
Does that sound odd?
I can't get paid until the parents sign but I really think it may be a legal issue to have someone sign whom I didn't give report to)