Three things come to mind:
First, ALL of our meetings are on payday at 1:30P. If the meeting is described as "Mandatory" all nursing staff are required to attend, including 3rd shift staff. As a third shift nurse I have had to frequently work both the night before and the night of these meetings and drag myself into these meetings losing precious sleep time. At one meeting it was said by our DON, "I don't know why 3rd shift nurses can't make it to our meetings." Really? How about we start having meetings at 1:30A and see how many 1st shift nurses and management attend?
Second, I had the privilege of being "called out" at a meeting, though not by name, because a resident at my LTCF crawled out of bed and hit their head. Picture this for me. This resident had full padded side rails. They proceeded to to crawl out of bed at the foot of said bed. They were a max 2 assist d/t weakness and inability to bear full weight. There was a clearance of 4 feet btn the foot of the bed and the wall. The wall is what they hit their head on, evidenced by blood smear. This same resident had already fell at our facility the day of admission. They had a PA and where on 15 min checks. During one of our "Mandatory" meetings my DON said that there should have been a floor mat placed "by" the Res bed. Yep, a floor mat would have prevented that fall! Right...
Third, again at a meeting the discussion of staff calling in sick was brought up by our DON. She said, "Are you all washing your hands? I just don't know where all this sickness is coming from. We don't have any sick residents. You must not be washing your hands enough." To put this in context, less than two weeks prior to this meeting, one wing of our LTCF was quarantined d/t vomiting and nausea.