Anyone here have a facility that uses a hand off note for lunches and breaks that requires the nurse taking report state or sign off in some way showing they have agreed to watch the patient while the primary nurse is on lunch or off unit?
We recently had a nurse on lunch break give report to another nurse. Unfortunately the patient had a sentinel event while the primary nurse was on lunch. The nurse who took report and agreed to care for the patient isn't owning up to being in care of the patient. We need a way to hold each other accountable in situations like this.