Sometimes I feel like the persons who write these "checklists" never have actually worked on a floor. What is the rationale behind a head to toe prior to giving medication? I can't imagine having to head to toe my patients any time I give them their medications. Or taking their vitals that many times, unless the particular med I am calling for needs current vitals and they hadn't already been taken in the past 15 minutes. It's bad enough that when I started my patients' all looked at me as if I were stupid and like I was an idiot every time I went to give them meds and I was asking them "name and date of birth" for the 6th time..