It depends what is getting passed on. People forget that this is a 24 hour job and sometimes, not everything can get done. I for one hate the whining. Unless you're handing off to me 100 stat labs/a pt that hasn't voided in 10 hours because you didn't feel like straight cathing/never got around to hanging that blood (yep, that happened) etc etc....I'll probably handle it just fine. People who whine about simple dressing changes that take
My unit has a list of specific things that are divided by day/night responsibilities, such as PICC dressings, chest tube dressings, new IVs. It works out really well and almost everyone sticks to it.