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Useless Shift Report Information

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THANK YOU, NEXT....When asked if I need more info on a patient

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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On 7/31/2019 at 1:55 PM, Forest2 said:

One more reason to keep it short is that there is always someone being rude... interrupting which makes report last even longer.  

During shift report, I have the floor and immediately chastise the culprit...

 

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BlueShoes12 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Stepdown ICU, Trauma.

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The shortest report I've ever given consisted of, "Nothing changed" when the night shift nurse and I had been trading the same three patient back and forth for several days in a row. It was beautiful. Then I sat around for 10 minutes waiting until I could clock out. 

Short and efficient please... I have eyeballs and I can read the rest. Also, please listen when I'm giving report! This is the third time I'm telling you the piece of information that you're asking about. 

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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On 8/1/2019 at 11:54 AM, NurseSpeedy said:

Yeah, it’s usually the same nurse that takes forever to be ready to take report themselves that will jump on the oncoming shift the minute they step off the elevator and haven’t even made it to the time clock yet. 

I love my work wife Eleanor so much that I would take a bullet for her, but... 

...she is always 10 minutes late and gives long reports. I am ready to take and give report at the start of shift, not 10 minutes AFTER! 

I clock in at 1854, am on the floor a few minutes before 1900, ready to listen to report at precisely 1900, then hit the floor by 1920. I expect the same from my colleagues.

Do I get my way?

Nooooooooooooooo!

Until now. I've come up with a solution to clock out on time due to the new JC standards that say we have to have full locking doors on the NS and community room.

In recent times past, when the NS was open, patients had to leave the area during shift report- you know: confidentiality and stuff. But now, the NS is closed off from outside ears.  So, recently, when the 0710 shift report was starting, I was sitting in the little open community room across from the nurses station chatting with some patients while working the floor and making rounds.

Then this happened:

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I knew as sure as the sun comes up tomorrow, that I would take the patients down to the locked community room and sit there until Eleanor finished her long report, the tardy lackadaisical lollygagging day shift decided who was going to do what, dilly-dallied around with God knows what, and then eventually come down and relieve me. 

No way.

I made the 0715 round, charted it, waited until about 0725, and handed off the rounding sheets to the charge RN on days said, "Have a good day, ladies!" and clocked out by 0730!

Victory was  mine!

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I am in shock that all of these things happen on the night shift. The place you work is so busy at night Davey do.

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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45 minutes ago, Workitinurfava said:

I am in shock that all of these things happen on the night shift. The place you work is so busy at night Davey do.

Yeah, Workitinurfava. Give me the good old days when the most difficult thing on the MN shift was staying awake.

But, I work at a "for profit" facility and they seem to want us to admit patients.

And then the patients think we're there just for them!

What's up with that ?

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Crash_Cart has 11 years experience and specializes in ER OR LTC Code Blue Trauma Dog.

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4 minutes ago, Davey Do said:

But, I work at a "for profit" facility and they seem to want us to admit patients.

 It sounds like a vicious Krebs cycle.

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Salisburysteak is a ADN, RN and specializes in Long-term Acute Care.

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6 hours ago, BlueShoes12 said:

The shortest report I've ever given consisted of, "Nothing changed" when the night shift nurse and I had been trading the same three patient back and forth for several days in a row. It was beautiful. Then I sat around for 10 minutes waiting until I could clock out. 

Short and efficient please... I have eyeballs and I can read the rest. Also, please listen when I'm giving report! This is the third time I'm telling you the piece of information that you're asking about. 

This is the best kind of report especially if it is a good nurse to follow! 

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Nice topic! It really annoys me when RN tells me that this patient is an a...hole and that is a sweet grandma. And when I start my shift, turns out it is actually opposite. And sometimes voicing his/her opinion, forgets to mention that patient is on O2 and de-sat'd to 70s. 🙄

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no.intervention.required has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in SCRN-CMC ( stroke and cardiac nursing).

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Haha, true, for me, decent report is somewhere in the middle of " they're still breathing" and "they had crispy baked fishe for lunch yesterday".

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JBMmom has 6 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care.

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I think many nurses give a report similar to those they like to receive. If someone wants to give me extra information, I can easily filter out what's important and what's not. No need to belittle a nurse that in all likelihood is just trying to do their best for the patient and the oncoming nurse. I know that especially newer nurses get a little intimidated giving report to more seasoned nurses and they try to add everything and the kitchen sink. So it's an extra couple minutes, I'm there for 8-16 hours, not a life altering delay. Based on some of the responses listed here, I might be intimidated giving report to some of you as well.

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6 minutes ago, JBMmom said:

I think many nurses give a report similar to those they like to receive. If someone wants to give me extra information, I can easily filter out what's important and what's not. No need to belittle a nurse that in all likelihood is just trying to do their best for the patient and the oncoming nurse. I know that especially newer nurses get a little intimidated giving report to more seasoned nurses and they try to add everything and the kitchen sink. So it's an extra couple minutes, I'm there for 8-16 hours, not a life altering delay. Based on some of the responses listed here, I might be intimidated giving report to some of you as well.

There certainly is a middle ground.

Depending on the unit, how many patients you have, etc, a lengthy report will make your shift, patient assessments, med pass, etc, start late. The nurse giving a lengthy report will clock out late. Getting paid overtime? There is a ripple effect to lengthy reports. Snowball effect? Avalanche effect?

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