I work night shift in a specialty surgical hospital. We get lots of admits, even well into my shift, and patients tend to discharge the next day (not all, but most).
There is one day nurse in particular, who never seems to get her work done. She frequently times out the autologous blood re-infusion drains and has to waste the blood, and she barely does her hourly rounding charting. Most concerning though, is she often doesn't enter her admission assessments, saying that she'll come in and do them tomorrow. I had one patient that she did this on, and I went back in and looked at their chart after discharge, and she hadn't entered one at all, and it was now 48 hours post admission. She even told an orientee to not worry about charting, they could do it later and to make sure meds were passed and such, then went home and left the orientee at work hours after her shift trying to catch up on charting.
I have brought these issues up with both the day shift supervisor/charge nurse and my unit manager, and am frequently told that "day shift is so busy" or that "they have 24 hours to get the admission assessment in". I feel as though my concerns are being pushed aside and swept under the rug, and I worry for both patient safety (what if we have an emergency or have to transfer a patient out and I can't present all the necessary data because she wasn't charting properly), as well as for my own license when I follow her. I am at my wits end, and I have no idea what I should do.