Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
IMO, if passing out a candy bar or two increase compliance to clinical methods that have proven to save lives, it's well worth the effort.
Well.. if we were passing out candy bars, I wouldn't have a problem at all. No one will fight for a bedside spot for the "show" for such a treat. However fifty bucks seems to be worth backstabbing, lying and manipulation of the truth when it comes to 'who did what' on paper...
Give out the thanks, but be corporate about it... mugs, backpacks, totes, or heck, a free meal. People who care will appreciate the thanks and gold-diggers won't see the worth.
I don't know about you, but I'll take a single concerned nurse as my assistance, over 6 goofballs under foot; jockeying for a spot on the gimme list.
I prefer calm orderly time-sensitive task completion... bum-rushing-gimme-it-I-can-do-it-all-super-nursing drives me nuts.
Help isn't helpful when I've got 2 docs, 3 residents and 4 people competing for an IV stick and I'm not even able to get in close enough to attach a cuff and electrodes.... as the 2 docs keep asking for a strip and a pressure....
It's unreal sometimes.
btw, Scrat RULZ!