Is this pt abdandonment? What is your opinion? - page 4
So within the last few days, a nurse who works in an critical care setting went to break, which is suppose to be 45 mintues and was gone over 3 and 1/2 hours. After about 2 hours, the nurse... Read More
Aug 17, '02Occupation: LPN Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 33; Likes: 2I would call it abandonment in my book. I would not have let it go for 2 hours either. I expect my co-workers to show up for shift ontime, take breaks as assigned and DO THEIR JOBS! Yes all of their job, not just the party that they want to do. IMO a drug test should have been run. Also where was she "sleeping" that no one could find her?? Well I guess that is why they call me NURSE HAG!!!!
Aug 17, '02Occupation: L&D RN Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 425; Likes: 13Abandonment? no, as she gave report or yes, because of the length of time involved....check the state BON regs!\
Disciplinary action? ABSOLUTELY!
Change of assignment to non-patient care area? Safest route!
Why hasn't her behavior been closely documented so she could be fired???