note to nurse dude, will they never learn! - page 2
Hi Oramar! I'm baaacckkk.... I am seeing something here that I don't like to see, yet it is becoming apparent to me and I wonder, am I losing it or is this for real? I don't know the facility or the... Read More
Mar 15, '01It is far easier to quit a job like this one and find another one than it is to get your name and license tarnished by working for a cut-throat hospital.
They will pay dearly for there mistakes.
They will find out the reality that when you cut cost by cutting back on nurses and aides, that morale goes down the toilet: med errors increase, people call in sick more often, people quit, transcription and procedure errors will rise and what little they saved by cutting costs--will kick their A$$ in lawsuits!!!
Think about it...
Mar 15, '01I totally agree with you, SUBQ! The bigwigs think they're saving big $$$ but in the long run, it will cost them! At my hospital, many nurses have left and will continue to do so. Why wouldn't RN's go to another hospital or agency that pays much better? There are other hospitals in the area that have respectable staffing levels, so my facility is hemorrhaging nurses faster than you can say "direct pressure"! I plan to follow suit, but initially will keep my "per diem" status while I make sure "agency" nursing is for me.
Good luck and God bless all those who remain in hospital nursing!
Mar 17, '01I don't know about any of you, but I am a generation Xer, and my philosophy regarding nursing is this: I am going to have to take a load of crap being a hospital nurse, and the crap is pretty much the same at every hospital. Why not make more money and get more for me while taking this crap? I have sadly come to the realization that money talks, and since we as nurses have none, it will take someone very important dying and one of us to blame it on before something will be done to remedy this situation. Right now, the CHW hospital is allowing people to leave in droves rather than pay their nurses what their worth and staff them safely. They are making all of these plans to expand since they shut the only other hospital in town down (Tenet by the way)and we got NONE of their nurses. What they don't understand is that they can't expand with LESS staff. (Unless they plan on forcing us to take on even MORE patients, which will make more of us quit) I just don't get it. They need more bedside nurses in management!!!
Mar 17, '01I am always surprised by the lack of foresight practised by some members of the Hospital Industry.They feel RN's can always take more patients...does this reach to infinity? I think not. Those facilities that keep expanding patient nurse ratios will eventually have to return to more acceptable levels or face extinction.
There is another danger in RN's accepting continuously higher ratios in that the become use to them and forget what quality patient care really is. The new RN's entering the field will assume this is correct and never experience what nursing was and should be about.