So I work 2nd shift at a LTC facility, and the nurses on 3rds supposedly want us to give certain people PRN medications on a nightly basis, irregardless of what MY/OUR assessment findings are. So then, it's as if they are not PRNs. I will give them as needed per resident request or as needed per my assessment findings (let's be honest, they only want us to do this to people who have behaviors and dementia, who can't really say what they want or need themselves much of the time). I feel like, if there are behaviors being exhibited on another shift and not mine, then why would I rely on their judgment/requests?? Can't they give these meds - ativan, norco, zonegran- as needed?! Doesn't this seem weird? Or am I overreacting? Like I said, there for sure ARE times I assess the need for these meds and give them. But when I don't have findings which support me giving them, the 3rd shift complains! I'm not there to snow people for them!