Quote from EDRN28
Essentially what I'm asking is who should take responsibility for the patient?
Such as, the patient was "ready" at 6:20am, is that that current nurse's responsibility that the patient is ready to ship off after shift change
Is it the responsibility of the nurse who took over at 6:30am to make sure they are ready after they call report?
As well as how to cut down on fragmentation during change of shift.
In a perfect, smoothly running, 8 hour shift, the nurse who had the patient all night, left at 6:30 am, was responsible for sufficient IV fluid and the name band. With no other information than what you presented.
I'm sure you, we, all know, there is no such thing as a perfect, smoothly running, shift.
If you follow a co-worker who always leaves a mess like this it is appropriate to say something to them.
If this is a one time occurence, nursing is a hard, 24 hour, job, we all need to help each other.