Did I abandon my patient?


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november17, ASN, RN

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Specializes in Ortho, Case Management, blabla. Has 9 years experience.

Haha I tell the nurses coming on shift that they have 12 minutes to get report. If they take longer I give them a fast rundown in speedtalk and leave. I hate running after people.


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At my facility we have to sign off on the chart at the bottom of the last physician order at shift change. This is to done by the nurse leaving and the nurse coming in and makes sure that the nurse coming on sees any new orders and also indicates that a change in the person responsible for care has been made. Sometimes we have to wait 15 minutes after our shift ends for a float to get up to our floor. Any longer and I would normally just give report to the charge nurse. I don't think that I would want to work at a facility where the nurses and manager were so lackadaisical about report. I would not want to be their patient.

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