Short Staffing - page 2

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We now have our own (exclusive) nursing comic. This is our first of many nursing cartoons to come. We are calling it "About a Nurse". We will be releasing a few comics per week. We hope you enjoy them! Please feel... Read More


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    i think it's a true image of many of us, once you have worked 15hrs. plus on a single shift
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    OMG!! How did they get my picture?
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    Right on. I felt like i aged this past year
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    LOL! They use to tell me on my old unit they could tell the kind of day I had based on how big my hair was when they came in. If it was in a bun, just turn around and run, lmao.
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    Quote from ShayRN
    LOL! They use to tell me on my old unit they could tell the kind of day I had based on how big my hair was when they came in. If it was in a bun, just turn around and run, lmao.

    I always wear a bun...but it's kind of a poofy bun.
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    I looked just like this last Sunday after I did a double! 16 hours of patient care...plus an additional hour of charting!
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    Hey that happened today.
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    this situation is clearly familiar to all of us nurses, it doesn't matter what department you're in. moreover, and at times when the census is up or there's a full moon it seems to happen more often. undoubtedly, my first question when i arrived to my shift is "how many called out? or who's coming in late? etc. in addition, hospital nurse staffing is a matter of major concern because of the effects it can have on patient safety and quality of care. having said that, nursing sensitive outcomes are one indicator of quality of care and may be defined as variable patient or family caregiver state, condition, or perception responsive to nursing intervention. therefore, some adverse patient outcomes potentially sensitive to nursing care are urinary tract infections utis, pneumonia, shock, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, longer hospital stays, failure to rescue, and 30-day mortality. clearly then, most research have focused on adverse rather than positive patient outcomes for the simple reason that; adverse outcomes are much more likely to be documented in the medical record. lastly, a broad array of research on this topic has found an association between lower nurse staffing levels and higher rates of some adverse patient outcomes. furthermore, no matter the outcome the one who is on the of the stick is the patient. in conclusion, studies on this issue have been documented on the connection between lower levels of nurse staffing and higher rates of adverse events. complementing those studies are a number of other studies addressing the growing nurse workload and rising rates of burnout and job dissatisfaction. !!!
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    This is how I feel every day lately. All of our CNA's our not available (we usually have 3) due to sitter patients always on our unit. Also, our unit is transitioning from a telemetry unit to a stroke unit. Sooooo... previoulsy we had walkie talkie chest pain patients and CHF or dysrhythmia patients making up about half of the population of patients we care for. And now they are adding more and more totally bedridden patients. I love caring for patients and think it will be rewarding caring for those recovering from stroke but the load is outrageous lately. I left in tears yesterday because it was sooooo crazy. (Thank goodness I found this site again last night after not reading it for a long time. I had a few laughs before I went to bed ) :zzzzz
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