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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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Obviously a joke title :)

Recently our UM was telling us licensed nurses that cell phone use among CNA's (especially in patient rooms) was brought up in our state survey.

She then requested that we take a photo of any offenders while they are on their phone so they can not deny it later when being written up.

I flat out refused. Sorry; but 1. That's all kind of cray. 2. That's definitely a privacy violation, right? 3. We have a no cell phone policy so I would be breaking a rule... To take a pic of someone else breaking a rule.

Flash forward a few weeks. This same UM was reprimanding me, and said "Someone took a pic of you breaking said rule." It was a CNA, but she refused to provide the alleged name or photo.

This is 50 shades of screwed up! I have heard of CNA staff on other floors taking photos of their charge nurse breaking some minor infraction (using the photos later on to bolster petty complaints against said nurse.)

The ED even once took a photo of a nurse's medication cart after he observed unattended medication on top of it.

Are they allowed to do this?

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CrunchRN has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health.

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Just leave. That is nuts.

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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Just leave. That is nuts.

Looking for other jobs now. I've been there for two years:)

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That is defiantly messed up.

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ktwlpn is a LPN, RN and specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

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Your facility needs to write that policy asap-none of you should have your cell on your person out on the floor.Using yours to take a picture of someone violating the (yet unwritten)policy is ludicrous.I can't stand seeing staff feeding a resident with one hand while texting with the other-we have lost staff for that.And the nurses need to follow the same policy.No one should be taking pictures of anyone(well,if you are sleeping you are fair game) Find meds at the bedside? Remove them from the area and call the supervisor. Stupid

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NurseSpeedy has 18 years experience as a ADN, LPN, RN.

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Manager tells staff to break the policy in order to report offenders who are breaking the policy???What???Management's been dipping into the happy juice during working hours....yeah, glad I don't work there.

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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Manager tells staff to break the policy in order to report offenders who are breaking the policy???What???Management's been dipping into the happy juice during working hours....yeah, glad I don't work there.

So logical, right? *Inserts eye roll here*

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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Your facility needs to write that policy asap-none of you should have your cell on your person out on the floor.Using yours to take a picture of someone violating the (yet unwritten)policy is ludicrous.I can't stand seeing staff feeding a resident with one hand while texting with the other-we have lost staff for that.And the nurses need to follow the same policy.No one should be taking pictures of anyone(well,if you are sleeping you are fair game) Find meds at the bedside? Remove them from the area and call the supervisor. Stupid

Plus. What does taking a picture of a cup of meds prove? Nothing really.

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Jensmom7 has 36 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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Your facility needs to write that policy asap-none of you should have your cell on your person out on the floor.Using yours to take a picture of someone violating the (yet unwritten)policy is ludicrous.I can't stand seeing staff feeding a resident with one hand while texting with the other-we have lost staff for that.And the nurses need to follow the same policy.No one should be taking pictures of anyone(well,if you are sleeping you are fair game) Find meds at the bedside? Remove them from the area and call the supervisor. Stupid

They DO have a "no cell phone" rule. The manager was asking staff to take pictures of anyone breaking the rule. Pictures on their cell phones. In a"no cell phone" facility.

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ktwlpn is a LPN, RN and specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

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They DO have a "no cell phone" rule. The manager was asking staff to take pictures of anyone breaking the rule. Pictures on their cell phones. In a"no cell phone" facility.

Oops,my bad.....Anyway it is stupid

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CoffeeRTC has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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So, you are supposed to tell staff to keep their cell phone in their lockers at work, but to take a picure of the offenders you need a cell phone??? Wow. I've seen many a crazy rule but what the what?

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CaringGerinurse525 has 2 years experience.

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That's crazy! We had an RN that would sleep on night shift. It wasn't that she was nodding off but would blatantly go somewhere to get comfortable and sleep. A CNA took a pic of her sleeping one night and the aide was reprimanded for violating our "no cell phone" policy. The RN is still employed although only prn so we don't have to worry about it too much now.

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