Patient Abandonment

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    When does a nurses duty begin, is it when you clock in or is it when you receive report


    You are obligated to perform your facility duties as soon as you are clocked in. Your duty to a patient starts when you accept the assignment, but it could be argued by the facility that you have a duty to all patients in the facility to some extent, even if they aren’t assigned specifically to you. Give some background on what you are asking for please.

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    Amy Garside

    when you clocked in

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    Darlene RN

    As soon as you have received report and that patient has been passed on to you by the previous shift nurse, you are officially now responsible for that patient.

    And you are responsible for that patient until your shift ends and you have passed the patient assignment off to the next assigned nurse.

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