It's as if nurses are the only ones with accountability. If labs weren't drawn, the doctors don't call lab. They call us. Call respiratory for a stat treatment and they'll "try to get someone up there" because its shift change. Never mind the fact that its shift change for us too. CNAs are on lunch break when it's time for lunch accuchecks. Never mind the fact that this is their second break of the day and none of the nurses have had any. Then the secretary has to step away and gets the charge nurse to cover the call light and phone. And then the charge nurses has to go count narcs with the pharmacy tech, leaving me to answer the call light and phone. Then the call light rings, both CNAs are at lunch and I'm the only nurse in sight. So who goes to patient?
Needless to say, I can relate.