groan, getting fired up again about articles in nursing mags - page 5

There is section in RN magazine called Helpline. Managers send in questions and advice is given, these questions are located on page 26 of April issue. The first question is from a manager who... Read More

  1. by   kitty=^..^=cat
    I've never had much use for traditional "nursing magazines" -- occasionally there's a good article that explains a disease process really well or a sample protocol that makes sense, but for the most part, they're gloss and fluff and completely out-of-touch with real nurses.

    My favorite publications are the ones that are really specific to my job and don't accept any advertising!! There are a couple of wonderful risk management newsletters that I frequently share with the nursing staff, because the content is relevant and realistic. The ED Legal Letter is a monthly publication that our ER staff just loves -- it frequently has great "horror stories" about poor staffing, unsafe floating, incompetent physicians and the trouble those things can cause.

    Subscriptions to these can be expensive, but if your facility is getting them already, you should be able to borrow them (check with the Quality Management department) if you're really wanting to read some timely and relevant content.
  2. by   RN4jewels
    *SIGH* DITTO TO ALL I HAVE READ AND THANK-YOU FOR READING MY MIND. I WONT READ RN, UNLESS I NEED MY HEART RATE UP. I DO LIKE ADVANCE AND MAY SUBSCRIBE TO AJN FOR THE CLINICAL INFO. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN ARTICLE SUGGEST THAT ADMINISTRATION SHOULD WORK A 12 HOUR NIGHT SHIFT WITH 11 PATIENTS (AND 2 HAVE TO BE ACTIVELY CONFUSED BUT THEN I WOULD HAVE A BAD ATTITUDE AKA REALIST.
  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Originally posted by nurse-lou
    Someone in my unit decided to post at the bedside (computer) a "did you remember to" list....mouth care, bath, pain assessment, turn, etc.
    Instead of the above list, how about posting this at the pt's bedside?

    "Patient's and Families: Did your nurse HAVE TIME to do mouth care, bath, pain assessment, etc? If not, please CALL MGMT. (800) 55-staff and tell them that they need to staff better, or get their butts down here and HELP OUT!":chuckle
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Hellllllo Nurse, bang on! Sign me up!!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Helllllooooo nurse, you rock.
  6. by   liberalrn
    Print up a couple thousand of those-----I'll post them myself!
  7. by   redshiloh
    You folks have time to read?
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Originally posted by Hellllllo Nurse
    Instead of the above list, how about posting this at the pt's bedside?

    "Patient's and Families: Did your nurse HAVE TIME to do mouth care, bath, pain assessment, etc? If not, please CALL MGMT. (800) 55-staff and tell them that they need to staff better, or get their butts down here and HELP OUT!":chuckle
    I always tell my patients who are upset due to delays in care delivery that they SHOULD report it! How else will it be known how the shortages affect THEIR satisfaction, and the hospital's bread and butter!

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