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Is management breaking the law

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by Kromeus Kromeus (New) New

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Is my facility in the wrong for changing the locks on the supply closets because of misuse of briefs? Only i have the code and I cannot give them and on the other floor the CNAs have to be accompanied by the nurse to see what is being taken out. There is no way we have such time and if there is an emergency... this cant be right

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What law do you think they might be breaking?

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Man, I hate facilities like this. I worked at one that told the CNAs they could use only one wipe per brief change. I made sure to tell them that they could use as many as they deemed appropriate and if anyone said anything to them about it, to tell them that I had authorized the extra wipes. Geez. 

In your case, I would give each CNA 3-4 briefs per incontinent patient (or more if the CNA thought they’d need more) at the start of each shift. If they needed more, they could come find me. There’s no way I have time for silly games. 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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There's legal and then there's ethical. What a horrible situation.

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And one more thing....they don’t trust their employees with briefs, but they trust them with patients’ lives?  That’s messed up. 

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1 hour ago, Kromeus said:

Is my facility in the wrong for changing the locks on the supply closets because of misuse of briefs?

Like double-briefing, which compromises the health of incontinent patients?

Or like leaving bunches of them in rooms where they become torn up/stepped on/soiled/etc. before they can be used?

Are briefs being misused? If so, that really isn't a situation that can continue either.

I don't blame you for your idea that you don't have time to be positioned in the middle of this as the only person who can dole out or approve the use of supplies that are continuously needed throughout the shift. That also puts you in the position of being the one to be blamed if the company's idea of supplies rationing doesn't materialize.

I'd try beekee's suggestion.

And consider your other options.

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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You are like a trustee in a prison,  with extra privileges. What an honor to be trusted with these keys! 😁

Your career is certainly on an upward projectile!

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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They're guilty of offenses against common sense, but that's about it...

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silverbat has 22 years experience and specializes in Care Coordination, MDS, med-surg, Peds.

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This happened at a facility I worked. The staff didn’t change anything about how brief changes were done or used. After a month or so, we were told we were doing great at saving $$. 😂

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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15 hours ago, Kromeus said:

Is my facility in the wrong for changing the locks on the supply closets because of misuse of briefs? 

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iluvivt has 32 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion.

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Well maybe the staff is wearing them because they are too busy doing unnessary crap like begging for briefs. 

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Say to management: Can we have more briefs your royal hin--ess?

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