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- May 10, '12 by armyicurnQuote from tntrnHell no! If I was one of them, I will call the local news for wider coverage.No, what she says is true. I still work for same facility. Here's another one: require OB scrub techs to be in the facility even when there are no labor patients, but without even getting on/call pay. I kid you not.
- May 10, '12 by nurseclmI did not want you to think I was denigrating nurses today. I agree the their are more machines, more sick patients, etc. I am sorry so many people are unhappy with nursing. I know it is one of the most difficult professions. I see some of the above policies and I shake my head in amazement, sadness, humor, and facilities that have devalued nurses. Sorry to have upset some of you.
- May 10, '12 by KelRN215My hospital had this brilliant idea that was going to save charge nurses so much time dealing with staffing. They invested in this robot technology that would call people and leave them annoying messages telling them how short-staffed they were. They sold it to us saying "you can select who to call that way people who are sleeping after a night shift won't get called or anything." Yup, I blocked the number that those calls came from after being called at 12pm on a Thursday with a message about staffing needs for that night. I had worked Wednesday night and was already scheduled to work Thursday night. They once sent out a message at 5am on a Saturday morning and it went out to everyone- including people who were at work. Several irate husbands called the floor shortly thereafter.
Not-so-surprisingly, this actually created more work for the charge nurses as no one felt compelled to come in with a robot calling them and then they'd end up live calling everyone anyway. And in another part of this brilliant idea, they didn't even give all the charge nurses access to use this stupid system.
- May 10, '12 by FinkDo I ever know what you mean! I can not even get to my patient for the people in the room. Our door opens at 8 am and closes at 9 pm. Only suppose to be 2 family members in the room but that is a joke. Supposedly, Joint Commission likes the idea of open unit. What about HIPPA violations?????
- May 10, '12 by tntrntokmom,,what a great thread you started!
- May 10, '12 by Psychtrish39@ nursecard and MN- nurse.....That was the company too that had me doing the hash slinging along with meds.. LOL.. and they always need nurses and can't hire them. I wonder why.
- May 10, '12 by JustMeThis happened a few years ago. One of our doctors wanted his office nurse to make rounds for him and write orders. This nurse was not even a BSN let alone an NP!! Most of us refused to take orders from this nurse--and rightly so as our state BON doesn't ALLOW us to take orders from nurses who are not "advanced practice." I don't know how our facility thought they could get away with that--except that the doc brings in lots of moola!
- May 10, '12 by MN-NurseQuote from tokmomthat....is the right question.why hometowns?:icon_roll
here's what the ceo said, "this small change will humanize what can be a difficult and frightening experience for patients – putting a name to a face and a face to a community."
still rings pretty hollow with me.
i'd be for it if we could pick our hometown. "hi, i'm mn-nurse, and i hail from gotham city."