Wondering when other facilities do an admission skin assessment. At my facility the majority of our admissions are short term rehab patients and are admitted to our rehab wing. Most of our admissions usually arrive on the day shift. Our current admission process really sucks to be completely honest. On the day of the admission there is a 10-12 step process which we are expected to complete in one shift, this includes an admission skin assessment! Trying to do a thorough skin assessment on a fully clothed person while fighting off therapy, who will wisk that New admit away to do their own assessments the moment the nurse turns her/his back, is next to impossible. Not to mention the fact that most of these admissions are A&Ox3 and have absolutely no interest in taking their clothes off at 1:00pm! All too often we day shift nurses have asked the PM nurse to please do the skin assessment at bedtime, well one of the PM nurses complained and the day shift nurses scolded. Every facility I have ever worked in the initial skin assessment was done at hs. Not to mention the fact that so have never worked anywhere that required almost an entire admission to be done in one shift. Then nothing until the following day shift when there are more assessments and various tasks, most of them being assigned to days, only a couple on PMs, and none on nocs. Days also has the heaviest med pass, all the care conferences, all the discharges, and doctor rounds, and inter-disciplinary meetings. No one in management would dream of helping and our charge nurse is also a floor nurse. The process is just ridiculous I think..