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How to break this problem?
Days insinuate that Nights have less knowledge.
Telling stories trying to make another shift look bad.
Always hunting for things to get night shift on.
Nights find things too but just takes care of things and goes on.
hmmmm...I bet you work nights. Based on what you are saying in this post I bet you work nights and feel hurt by what you think is being said. Because nights just neeeever complains about days, right?
First, look at your own practice. Are you missing things that should be done? If not, then you have nothing to worry about. If so, you should take a look at your practice and correct it.
I have worked both shifts and sorry to say in my experience days does not have time to "always search for something that nights did wrong". If it is obvious, consistently happens or very unsafe then yes, it may be reported.
Nights as compared to days. I had more time to go through charts and revise care plans
. In my experience (which may or may not be representative of others experience) there was more down time. I wasn't running around trying to track down Mds, calling about tests, trying to placate family etc. I was still often busy but not in the same way or to the same degree.
Well, if "nights is finding things" too then maybe you should be letting the person know they are missing things or bringing it to management if it is serious. Otherwise you will be just be "fixing things". Perhaps that person/s doesn't know they are missing things.
Let me be blunt, your post sounds awful childish. If you "hear things are being said" then confront the person politely and ask to talk about it. If you see things are "being missed" then confront the person politely and ask to talk about it. If you are hearing vague rumors, it may be best to ignore it. As an alternative you could bring the issue to light (about the rumors) with someone from the opposite shift and ask what they think could be done about it. Sometimes gossip gets started and gets out of control. May not even be true.
The number one priority is the pt. If pt care is being affected then it is your duty to address it.