heron, ASN, RN 3,771 Posts Specializes in Hospice. Has 51 years experience. Jan 17, 2009 Hey I even started my own thread not long ago titled " how come nurses dont answer their call lights" But it was closed because some nurses got defensive and offended:clown:Be careful now....The thread was out before I could read the end, so I don't know about other members, but I was offended by the age-ist, historically inaccurate and disrespectful stereotyping going on.Now ... derail over ... back to your regularly scheduled discussion.Call lights on my unit are not a problem ... answering them reasonably quickly is a priority for us.Since your manager said she was working on the problem, maybe it would help her if you kept an informal log of call lights answered for another nurse, ie rm #, nurse assigned and her response. A bit like being a tattle-tale, I know ... you'd have to decide whether you can live with that on a unit where your time on the job is limited.Otherwise, the approach you've already described seems most likely to work. If you stop rewarding that behavior by picking up their slack ... maybe they'll modify it.