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Unfair ADON

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by sorpy69 sorpy69 (New Member) New Member

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I need to vent out and need feed back if I'm wrong. The recaps have been assaigned to all the nurses that work my hall, being divided by room numbers. It's our responsability to make sure ours are done, checked and rechecked. Transposing any new orders the MAR's don't have so on and so forth. Anyways this am I found several aroung 10 recpas from different nurses that were incorrect. I mentioned this to the NEW ADON, former floor LPN. She said OH Well you found it you fix it. I replied that is not fair we all have to carry our own weight. She said OK. Well before my shift was over and while I was giving report she paged me, proceeded to say did you update the recaps, I said NO, I said "I told you that was not fair", She replied I don't care you found them you will fix them before you leave today. 5 minutes before my time was up or else she would write me up. That darn :angryfire I'm I right? I was so tempeted to tell her were she could put her job!!!!!!!!!

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GingerSue has 20 years experience.

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agreed - those responsible

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RNOTODAY has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU, ER, OR.

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escuse mu gnorance... what is a recap?

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meownsmile is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho.

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Were these done by nurses that were there working with you on your shift or ones that were left by previous shifts? If the nurse wasnt there, i guess there isnt much question that they have to be corrected before you leave or otherwise the orders wont be carried out? What if the offending nurse isnt due back for several days, does that mean because she didnt do it the orders wont be carried out because she isnt there to correct the error, or put the order on the MAR?

I guess im just wondering what happens with these orders if someone doesnt step up to the plate and correct them? Then the "offending" nurse should be put on notice next time she works that if they are left unchanged or not checked she would be written up. But i guess someone has to deal with it, you just got saddled with other peoples laziness this time.

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jill48 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Geri, Ortho, Telemetry, Psych.

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Were these nurses there at the time? If they were there also, then yes, it's unfair and they should fix it. But if that was a different shift and they are not present, then you should fix it. Is it fair? No. But someone needs to do it, it needs to be done. This is about patient safety, not what's fair. It sucks. I see that crap all the time and I hate how some nurses get away with being so lazy. But I'm not leaving that shift until I know it's done and if I have to do it I will. Good luck. Just remember that what comes around goes around and they will get theirs in the end.;)

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katfishLPN specializes in ub-Acute/LTC, Home Health, L&D, Peds.

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i agree that the nurse who signed their name indicating that the recap was completed is resposible for correcting their mistakes. that being said if there weren't too many and i could get it done i would have done it. if i couldn't get them all corrected by the end of my shift i would have done what i could and let the adon know what i couldn't finish. nursing is a 24 hour job and the work needs to get done. if i made a mistake i would appreciate my coworkers helping me out as well. the adon should speak with the nurses who made the mistakes if it is something ongoing or serious. i would be irritated though!!

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jill48 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Geri, Ortho, Telemetry, Psych.

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if i couldn't get them all corrected by the end of my shift i would have done what i could and let the adon know what i couldn't finish. nursing is a 24 hour job and the work needs to get done.

:yeahthat: :yeah:

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pkapple specializes in er/icu/neuro/trauma/pacu.

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slightly off topic, but, an LPN is your ADON? What state are you in? My sister in FL was temporarily placed in this position and AHCA fined the facility! An LPN can not supervise RN's in FL.

on topic, I agree and see it all the time. Day shift missed items, NOC's must fix it and visa versa. The MAR's etc must be corrected, updated and completed before you leave. Point out to ADON errors that occur, but you are responsible to leave correct orders etc for the next shift.

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slightly off topic, but, an LPN is your ADON? What state are you in? My sister in FL was temporarily placed in this position and AHCA fined the facility! An LPN can not supervise RN's in FL.

I work in Iowa, I'm an RN - our ADON is an LPN. I believe only the DON has to be an RN.

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jill48 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Geri, Ortho, Telemetry, Psych.

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slightly off topic, but, an LPN is your ADON? What state are you in?

Don't know what state OP is in, but here in MO LPN's can be ADON and DON. I interviewed for a DON job last week. I supervise RN's.

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