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- The comment about DaVita and overtime is true.
- Trust me, I believe you. I would be shocked if it was the other way around.
- Mar 21, '12 by GuttercatQuote from Valerie SalvaIf anyone needs a union, it's FMC nurses.
I worked at an FMC unit where we were required to give protein drinks to pts whose albumins were =/> than 3.4, but less than 3.9. We were not permitted to give the drinks to pts whose albumins were lower than 3.4.
And here is the reason told to me by an FMC mgr:
"If we give the drink to pts whose numbers are at least 3.4, we can bring them up enough in time for their next labs so that our numbers look good. Pts whose albumins are less than 3.4 won't come up in time or enough to make us look good on the next lab results, so they don't get any of the drink."
In other words- "if you are a pt whose albumin is low, screw ya. You can't make FMC look good, so we won't bother with you. If your albumin is borderline, we'll help you out because it will make us look better."
I'm waxing kitchen-table level philosophy here but...
...your post is a singularly interesting anecdote for the world as it is.
- Mar 23, '12 by MarisetteMudman123 or anyone, where can a nurse with so many years of dialysis experience find a job after leaving FMC other than the other Big Corporate Dialysis Center, Davita. For me anyway, I'm forever a dialysis nurse for potential employers because I have worked in dialysis for many years. So how does one get out of dialysis nursing after working in dialysis for years.
- Apr 10, '12 by anurseadvocateAs I understand, the facility administrators receive a hefty bonus if they can save money... the floor staff gets zilch nothing...this is what I have been told, not sure if it is accurate. One would think if the companies are making so much money that there would be incentives for staff to deliver safe care.. If you want to view some inspection reports to really see how some facilities provide care go to www.qualitysafepatientcare.com