I work with a nurse that does nothing but sit behind the desk and charts pages of nurses notes. How can you chart care on a patient you only see one time, especially in CCU?
She had a post-op pt that was 92yrs old who had pneumonia before surgery and we could not keep his sats above 90%! She did not turn him for her entire shift on two nights in a row.
She had a pt with a radial art line that was leaking/bleeding instead of attempting manual pressure she sandbaged it and gave him a hugh hematoma, she had orders to pull it if it kept bleeding or quit working. However she "Wanted the BP's from the line as long as it continues to work".
On another occasion I was in a room with my pt cleaning up his bottom (GI bleed) and my other pts IV started beeping. It was a NTG gtt and our pumps do not stop they run at KVO while they are beeping. She sat on her buttocks behind the nurses station talking to the house supervisor and allowed the pump to beep until I was done (10 min later)! I guess my pt my problem!!!
She emails the entire unit about how messy the nurses station is and how people form their opinions on what they see first yet she has never got up stocked a cart, emptied trash, taken out laundry, cleaned a room, etc. I could go on and on!
Yes it has all been reported to the boss and nothing was done