You’ve just completed an 12 hour shift and all you want to do is head home to relax. Just before your shift ends, however, a patient is admitted with internal bleeding. Nurse blogger The Nerdy Nurse recently posted on some of the reasons why she hates getting an admission at a shift change. Here’s a few of her reasons:
- Patients almost never have an accurate medication list or their medication bottles.
- The patient room is often filled with family members, which makes asking personal and confidential health-related questions impossible.
- Taking care of an admission at shift change often causes her to feel rushed.
Check out the rest of her list on her new post ‘10 Reasons Why I Hate to Get Admissions at Shift Change.’
How do you feel about receiving a patient at shift change? Let us know in our comment section.