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First Time Traveler....half Way Through My Contract And Have Witnessed Multiple Patient Safety Issues And Two Sentinal Events. I Have Voiced My Concerns To The Dirrector Of The Icu And He Said, "i... Read More

  1. by   Agnus
    Quote from jlsRN
    ... if they have really high standards they should not be a traveler
    Your logic escapes me. Is this really what you meant to say?
  2. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Agnus
    Your logic escapes me. Is this really what you meant to say?
    i'm not understanding what you do not understand.

    what i do know, is when i have been job hunting, i have turned down sev'l places of employment, if their standards of care, did not match mine.

    i am extremely selective about where i would choose to work.
    and let's face it.
    there are many, shabby facilities out there.
    so i agree, in that being a traveler, you just don't know what you'll be dealing with.
    it can be top notch, or bottom of the barrel.
    i do think this is what jlsRN, meant.

    leslie
  3. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from earle58
    i'm not understanding what you do not understand.

    what i do know, is when i have been job hunting, i have turned down sev'l places of employment, if their standards of care, did not match mine.

    i am extremely selective about where i would choose to work.
    and let's face it.
    there are many, shabby facilities out there.
    so i agree, in that being a traveler, you just don't know what you'll be dealing with.
    it can be top notch, or bottom of the barrel.
    i do think this is what jlsRN, meant.

    leslie
    Thanks for explaining Leslie. I meant that you often don't have much choice when you travel and can get lousy assignments. I've noticed more than one thread here by travelers who are shocked by what is going on at the hospital where they have an assignment.
  4. by   nici1978
    Quote from Don3218
    On the topic of capitalized first letters of each word... this also happens when some posters submit their posts at work. Some corporate computer systems convert the text to what you see here. It is hardly ever the fault of the poster. Wouldn't capitalizing the first letter of each word be very time consuming? I cannot imagine someone doing it deliberately.

    Carry on!

    actually the german language works that way

    nici
  5. by   donsterRN
    Quote from nici1978
    actually the german language works that way

    nici
    Thanks! I've learned something that I did not previously know.
  6. by   vamedic4
    Quote from jlsRN
    Forgive me if I sound judgemental, but I keep reading here about travelers who get stuck in contracts and complain about how the hospitals they get assigned to are inadequate and how they need to break their contracts because they just can't compromise their personal standards.

    I kind of think that people who travel should realize ahead of time that they don't get to pick and choose the hospitals and if they have really high standards they should not be a traveler but instead carefully select a hospital they want to work for and become a regular employee.
    All your judgementality aside- people become travelers for a variety of reasons. I'm sure the travelers out there want to do the best for their patients in every circumstance - so when they're ticked about bad assignments, poor care delivery, or whatever other abhorrent or grossly negligent act they witness...I'd prefer just to read it and make sure I never end up in the care of one of these organizations.

    Yes, some people have issues with hospitals who leave the employees and the patients "high and dry"...you should, too. Travelers can only affect change if someone is willing to listen. It's obvious that FT staff isn't taken seriously in hospitals like the one mentioned, so who the he double ell is gonna give a damn what a traveler says?? Give me a break! To those places you're just a number, and it doesn't really matter how much you're making per hour. You can't change everything by yourself and they're surely frustrated because it seems no one is doing anything to affect change.

    The sad fact is that some hospitals are surely inadequate, but don't kick a traveler for trying to make it a better place to work. Don't knock someone just because they won't sacrifice their own personal or professional standards for an institution that doesn't give a damn about it's patients or staff.

    Some hospitals owe their very existence to travelers at different times of the year.

    just my $.02
    vamedic4
    Last edit by vamedic4 on Dec 23, '07
  7. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from Don3218
    Thanks! I've learned something that I did not previously know.
    Actually, they only capitalize nouns and pronouns, not every single word.

    Carry on~
  8. by   sharona97
    I guess I see travelers in a different light than the presumable majority. I think of travelers as Nurses who have chosen to do just that travel. The first one I ever met was in the ICU, she was originally from England. I was amazed that her choice of nursing included traveling. Intigued and fascinated as well!

    I've always regarded travelers as Nurses, just like us with their own way of contributions to the profession. We leave and enter departments, other facilities to suit our own desire(s), which I believe are too be happier or safer, or both.

    We will always come across those who make strong opinions, or complain about their jobs in our profession as others do in different lines of work. It's the nature of the beast in the working world I guess.
  9. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from h20rn
    First Time Traveler....half Way Through My Contract And Have Witnessed Multiple Patient Safety Issues And Two Sentinal Events. I Have Voiced My Concerns To The Dirrector Of The Icu And He Said, "i Wish People Would Just Show Up And Do Their Jobs And Not Worry About A Bunch Of Other Stuff". This Morning A 27 Y/o Female Was Intubated In The Right Mainstem And Despite All Of The Obvious Signs Pointing To Anoxia, The Md Refused To Reintubate Until He Got The X-ray Back...basically 45 Min Into The Code. X-ray Showed What All The Signs Were Pointing To And Pt Now Has Anoxic Brain Injury. Also Md Refused To Put In A Line, Order Gtts Or...ok You Get The Point. I Cant Stand By And Be A Part Of This Anymore So I Called My Agency And Asked To Break My Contract....they Will Charge Me 2500.00. Anyone Have Anything Similar Happen? Do I Really Have To Pay Due To A Grossly Negligent Hospital? Am I Over Reacting? Please Advise.
    I would hand in my notice along with why I was quitting and get a lawyer to see if you can keep from paying the $2500...you don't owe it as far as I'm concerned.

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