ICU Staffing? - page 2

I work in a 6 bed ICU/CCU at a small community hospital. The administrators are VERY money conscious around here to the point that they could care less about pt safety, in my opinion. Earlier this... Read More

  1. by   RNforLongTime
    Joint Commission has nothing to do with this place where I work because it is NOT a JCAHO certified hospital.
  2. by   WinksRN
    I strongly believe that the worse can happen but god is in control and I strongly believe he hand picks people to be nurses, so pray when you're in a situation like this, he is in control, I think god will protect your license if staffing errors such as these are made by ignorent people, who do you think he will look out for if he knows your on his side. When things are out of your control you have to place everything in Gods control.
  3. by   GardenDove
    Quote from WinksRN
    I strongly believe that the worse can happen but god is in control and I strongly believe he hand picks people to be nurses, so pray when you're in a situation like this, he is in control, I think god will protect your license if staffing errors such as these are made by ignorent people, who do you think he will look out for if he knows your on his side. When things are out of your control you have to place everything in Gods control.
    This is a very naive POV in my opinion. I think all evidence points to the fact the God doesn't intervene directly in human affairs often, and it's up to human beings to advocate for what is good and right in this world. Unsafe and unfair things happen to good people, innocent people die of war, disease, hunger and accidents on a daily basis, Unsafe practices in hospitals sometimes have negative outcomes.
  4. by   AfloydRN
    It all depends on the comfort level of the nurses. I am totally fine w/ 2-3 ICU patients by myself. I also have done it for 12 years now. Staffing sucks everywhere, every dept. All you can do is all you can do.

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