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

  1. by   Nurse Hag
    I 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!!!!
  2. by   HazeK
    Abandonment? 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???