I got a call today from a co-worker warning me of the latest events at my station.  Apparently, the nurses are being forced to clock out at 7:09 on the dot – whether or not they are actually done with their documentation.  Even though we’re not technically late until around 7:22.  Even though we are constantly receiving flyers with the newest things that we are expected to document – most of those new things involving double-charting.  Even though this meant one of the nurses had to leave without charting on one of her patients that left her for surgery.  Who ended up coding during it.

The joys of cost containment.