Quote from rnccf2007
I feel sick when I wake up for work. I feel sick on my drive home. When I get home, I often cry, because I feel that I did not provide adequate care to my patients.
... money is the only object and staffing is kept at minimal.
...Three newly hired nurses have quit in the last month.
...How long I can I work 12-14 hours with one fifteen minute break?
Hey, I didn't know we work together.
If we're not @ the same hospital the scenario is certainly the same.
No, not this way everywhere but in a BUNCH of places anymore. Press-ganey is more important than actual care. It's not what you do so much as how you do it. Scripting: "How can I make you mostly satisfied
with your visit"? Admin could care less that you provided actual care
so much as perceived care
. Shower them with Bu!!$h!t and you're golden.
CAP measures, Stroke protocols and STEMI's take to the rear burner as you deal with turkey sandwiches, blankets and pillows. Be sure to turn on the TV to white-trash programming so they're entertained during their dinner visit.
Somewhere in your cocktail waitress duties you just have to find the time to get them their nitro drip or hang antibiotics. Maybe time to grab a Diet Coke and pee.... maybe.
Guess I'm burnt out too...