I had this issue the other day. The evening shift nurse left and said, "If you have time, please do some of the admission I didn't have time to do. If not, I'll finish it when I come back tomorrow." I'm an agency nurse who did not know any of the residents and had 29 to do meds and treatments on, so I did not have much time to do someone else's work,(the first time you go to a new facility, you have to learn their routine, and whether the residents can swallow pills or needs them crushed, when the meds/txs are due, etc, etc, and sometimes can barely finish your own stuff on time, the only drawback to agency), plus when I started trying to do a little to help her out, there were questions I didn't know, like the time of admission, how she got there, where she was admitted from, etc. Plus I was on 11-7 and the patient had just had pain meds and was sleeping away, so needless to say I didn't wake her to answer questions. Sometimes I'm tempted also to give meds that the shift before didn't give, but I know I can't, because I always think, what if they gave it and forgot to sign the book, and they get a double dose? I'm not willing to take that risk (at most of the LTC facilities there is no computerized machine to tell you when the last dose was given, just a book that's either initialed or not).