Would you continue to work here ?

  1. If you were in an ER that was simulateneously tightening the requirements for STEMI, CAP AND customer service while at the same time DECREASING staff and increasing the number of beds RN's must care for.....would you work here ? Oh, and also, there are strong hints that mandatory call shifts will soon be required.
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  3. by   tencat
    Trick question? Um....NO! Sounds like a situation where any nurse is going to lose no matter what. I'd start job hunting.
  4. by   schizo_maja
    working in the ER is difficult enough, but to do all those and no staff to do it with, not to mention being blamed most of the time, there are thousands of nursing job around the country...
  5. by   loricatus
    Quote from carachel2
    If you were in an ER that was simulateneously tightening the requirements for STEMI, CAP AND customer service while at the same time DECREASING staff and increasing the number of beds RN's must care for.....would you work here ? Oh, and also, there are strong hints that mandatory call shifts will soon be required.
    Start putting the resume out and interviewing elsewhere. Also, if you haven't yet purchased malpractice insurance, seems like the perfect time to protect yourself. Higher workloads with increased hospital requirements appears to make you vunerable for an incident where the hospital can turn around and blame it on you because you deviated from policy. Another thing, if you live in TX-have those safe harbor forms ready to fax (only after you found another job because you are sure to be fired and on the Group One blacklist if you try to protect yourself from unsafe workloads). PM me if you want to go into this furher. :smilecoffeeIlovecof
  6. by   Sanuk
    And I was just gettin ready to ask if you worked in Texas This sounds exactly like where I work - but only for four more days:hatparty: Good luck in

    your job search.
  7. by   GFocker
    I just started working in the ER and I hope that this doesnt happen here, but I am sure it will eventually. Yikes!
  8. by   chip193
    Quote from carachel2
    If you were in an ER that was simulateneously tightening the requirements for STEMI, CAP AND customer service while at the same time DECREASING staff and increasing the number of beds RN's must care for.....would you work here ? Oh, and also, there are strong hints that mandatory call shifts will soon be required.
    Except for the call shifts, we call this the night shift, although you would need to tighten sepsis and CVA too.

    But, I wouldn't work anywhere else.
  9. by   carachel2
    Quote from chip193
    Except for the call shifts, we call this the night shift, although you would need to tighten sepsis and CVA too.

    But, I wouldn't work anywhere else.
    Well hats off to you if you LIKE that. I LOVE taking care of patients, I love all that I do (or did !) in the E.R. I love the comraderie of the Dr's (for the most part) and the staff and how we work together as a team. But I refuse to sacrifice basic patient and staff safety. The beauty of nursing is there is a gazillion different options.......and I am pursuing them.
  10. by   etceducator
    Sounds like ER nursing to me. Either you love it or you don't. Those same regulations will be everywhere- not just ER.
  11. by   AmandaBrittainy
    Quote from etceducator
    Sounds like ER nursing to me. Either you love it or you don't. Those same regulations will be everywhere- not just ER.
    True, but I have to argue that there are ERs that abide by all the rules, and provide excellent customer service and staffing ratios, I have worked at some good ones and am now at a horrible one that keeps cutting staffing and increasing workloads. It all has to do with administration and thier approach to patient care, it is all about the money in the end, and most of us did not go into nursing for that reason - so when working in a place with those values - it is time to leave.

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