Semi retired Staff Nurse in community hospital ( pre and post op care) now working 0.1 in long term care ( geriatrics).
Volunteer in Palliative Hospice.
Handover is challenging for paramedics and nurses as time is limited and patients lives may depend on accuracy . Written reports would be useful to improve safety and eliminate forgetting something important.
I have seen this behaviour in nurses here in Canada, but haven’t been aware of it while off sick for a long oeriod of time. Here the nurses work two twelve hours days followed by two twelve hour nights, then five days off.Several nurses work during their five days off and then return to their full time job exhausted and need one or two sick days to recover. So, not directly calling in sixk at one location to work at another ( although I do see it occasionally) but sick leave is being abused. And nurses are well paid here-it is simply greed.
How can I find out how these nurses prevented pressure ulcers in their patients, especially bedridden patients and those not compliant. Thank you.