You would not believe the way we got stock in the last open heart unit I worked at (lasted 6 months
First, in our "spare" time, had to inventory the stock. The place an order.
Now ehere is the killer. The supplies would come up in 2 or 3 huge cardboard boxes. Inside the boxes, which we had to haul into the unit before other units stole stuff, were loose 4x4's. They didn't even have them seperated into a box, tissue boxes all over, urine specimen cups, not little boxes of organized supplies inside the big box, just one huge mess! Unbelieveable waste of time!
For stock drugs, if day shift or any shift really, didn't check off all the drugs they used, when we came on for nights, there would be no stock meds, no pyxis, we would have to use ICU's pyxis, but that didn't replace our stock , only theirs. WE ran on a shoe string for supplies and it was ridiculous!
Heaven forbid you needed a pair of TEDS, you had to leave the unit, no aide, and meet the supervisor in the warehouse, and we would have to use the footpedals to move these monstrous moving supply shelves until we found what we needed!
That place just did me in! That was when I found home health!