View Full Version : Inservices and Your Day Off From Work

Mother Jones, RN
06-11-2008, 02:15 PM
Iím going to an inservice today on my day off. I know that I sound like Iím whining. Thatís because I am. I hate getting up and going into my place of employment on my day off. Yes, we get paid, but it breaks up my whole day. We are reviewing how to apply restraints. Any volunteers?

Thanks for letting me vent. :hmpf:

MJ :pepsi:

06-11-2008, 05:40 PM
In my opinion no one should have to do inservice training during thier off time unless they actually choose to. Getting paid to go in is fine, but actually time off is more important. I don't blame you for not being happy about it.

06-11-2008, 11:32 PM
If it was a useful inservice-something that furthered your practice for example, or taught you a new skill then yeah I'd go for it- but relearning proper techniques on applying restraints???puhlease!:withstupid: That's just reinventing the

06-19-2008, 08:59 PM
Applying restraints.... a once a year mandatory inservice mandated by "the Joint." Yeah, I hate it too.... my days off are my time..and I am so coveteous of my time. I can relate to where you're coming from.

06-24-2008, 03:38 PM
I understand wanting your day off to be free, but how often does it really happen? Inservices are part of our career choice. They better our care and further our education (most of the time - LOL). Unfortunately now that the big boys are involved in healthcare (the joint, etc) we have to do repetitive ones to show we are still just as smart as we used to be.

I guess I see it as part of the job and career path I chose. Also, I know how hard it is to get everyone through a required or recommended inservice when they are working - the staff nurses are usually way to busy to also go through an inservice on their work day. Scheduling it on days off usually gains much more compliance in attendance because you don't have call lights and patient concerns to deal with also.

I also think management should schedule them way in advance and communicate it clearly so staff can plan for it and it doesn't disrupt any other vacation plans, etc.

07-17-2008, 05:43 PM
I quit going to the stupid things on my day off.

Mr Ian
07-18-2008, 11:59 AM
I know it's an old thread revived... but soon the restraint training will be back again.

My advice to MJ for this year would be to phone them at 4:30pm and explain you couldn't come in because.... "well I was home with Mr Jones practising the restraints last night and simply just couldn't get them off this morning."

Mother Jones, RN
07-18-2008, 09:40 PM
I can hear it now, "Oh Honey, can you come into the bedroom? It's time to practice a take down." ( Did I just say that out loud?) :dancing2:


MJ :pepsi:

Scalpal Sal
07-19-2008, 12:39 PM
Dont you get a choice of dates to attend ???

Our training dept publish several dates (and different venues) through the year for the same topic - this allows for staff to be allocated a "working shift" to attend.
I presume you girls in the USA dont get paid to attend training days even when they are mandatory. We are so fortunate in UK.
(not gloating, just amazed at difference in the way staff are treated in different areas / cocountries.)

07-19-2008, 09:21 PM
We get a guaranteed 5 paid days a year (more if the employer thinks more is better). As professional development and portfolios are becoming important parts of our practice, people who are willing to attend progress through their career.

I understand that nursing registration is going to start being based on continual education. If you can't show that you are keeping up with current trends, then your registration is canceled.

Scalpal Sal
07-20-2008, 02:45 PM
Yes , we've had this for many years now. Its a way of making sure all professionals keep up to date with continued Professional Development.

In order to register , we need to show evidence that we have completed 450 hours in your capacity of nurse / midwife, and had a minimum of 35 hours of "study" in the previous 3 years. This study can be either formal or informal.
Documentation needs to show what the subject of the study was, when it took place, what did you learn or gain from it. This is personal and should be written as a reflective diary.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which is our govening body can ramdomly request a candidate to submit his/her portfolio with this evidence, prior to agreeing to their re- registration.