I'm blind!

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I was not sure where to put this question but since I'm mostly LTC and narcissistic l'll try here. I am being floated a lot, each unit keeps there supplies differently, my problem is I have a hard time picking out what I am looking for among the mass of supplies. Anyone else have this problem?How did you overcome it?:bugeyes:

duskyjewel

Specializes in hospice.

Narcissistic? I'm sure you meant something else but I can't figure out what. Autocorrect gets us all. ;)

Anyway, I float among my company's inpatient units and honestly, time and repetition until I knew each unit well were the only things that helped.

Thanks Nola, repetition wins the day! But it is very repetitious.

suggest that there be more uniformity in stocking...

suggest that there be more uniformity in stocking...

The world will end before that happens, but thank you morte.

The world will end before that happens, but thank you morte.

lol, you could at least suggest it....

ixchel

Specializes in critical care.

lol, you could at least suggest it....

I second this suggestion, actually. It would be well received by all floating staff. The staff who doesn't get floated may balk at the idea at first, but if they ever get pulled, they'll see the merit in it. Maybe even offer to make a committee so you can get input from other staff for optimal item organization and placement. It's very frustrating to be so lost on another floor not knowing where everything is. Surely others feel this way, too.

Bring it up not only as a time saving factor, but a safety factor too. Standardizing how things are done and where things are across the board makes for better time management and better customer service! (That should convince management). Do you have a practice council where this could be addressed?

I second this suggestion, actually. It would be well received by all floating staff. The staff who doesn't get floated may balk at the idea at first, but if they ever get pulled, they'll see the merit in it. Maybe even offer to make a committee so you can get input from other staff for optimal item organization and placement. It's very frustrating to be so lost on another floor not knowing where everything is. Surely others feel this way, too.

That is sensible but you don't work where I work.

I was thinking more along the lines of teaching how to look at all those supplies and

spot what you need,I did not get that in nursing school, no utube videos.😬

kiszi, RN

Has 9 years experience.

Try playing some of those hidden object computer games. Or where's Waldo if you're old school.

Try playing some of those hidden object computer games. Or where's Waldo if you're old school.

Thanks,I'll see if that helps.

psychgeribuff

Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry. Has 3 years experience.

I have the same issue, and I have been at the same place for 2 1/2 years. I think it is how my brain works. The way I get what I need is ask another nurse to help me find it or the medical supply person that stocks the unit. And I always try to pay back the person that helps me.