Ok, just last week the hospital decided that in addition to taping report that we are now to do "walking rounds" with the nurse that is relieving us.
I work on a 30 bed medical telemetry/respiratory unit. I also work night shift. I think that this just seems a bit ridiculous as now I have to do walking rounds with up to 3 different RN's AFTER they have already listened to report!
So, rather than getting to clock out at 7:23 am, I am now clocking out at 7:43 am. This is holding me up about 20 minutes. And anything after 7:37 am is considered overtime. Well, they better be paying us for this!!
Now walking rounds would be sensible if I worked in an ICU setting but doing walking rounds with other nurses on 8 patients is just plain silly to me.
Let me know what your opinions are.