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  1. Nurses Humiliated, Demeaned by Hospital Boot Camp: Complaint - Joliet IL Patch
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  2. 115 Comments

  3. by   Emergent
    They need a boot camp for management. No breaks, unreasonable patients and family members, ridiculous mandatory charting, 5 call lights going off at once, monitor alarms and bed alarms screeching as well.
  4. by   NurseGirl525
    That is awful. Who on earth thought that was a good idea? Not being allowed to urinate? Just wow.

    I kind of understand what somebody was trying to do, put the employees in the shoes of the patients, but the execution of that was horrendous. That is most certainly not the approach to take.

    Im guessing that hospital is not a nice place to work at to begin with. Their employee satisfaction is probably low, which translates to patient satisfaction being low. This hospital administration has no clue how to fix their problem. I would think the CEO there needs to start fresh with new administration and work from there.
  5. by   PewpSmith
    This is disgusting and makes me see red! Ya know, it MUST be nursing's fault and never that there isn't enough staff and resources (sarcasm font needed)

    I hate this mentality that it's everyone's fault except administrators who don't want to pay for adequate staffing.
  6. by   thecrossfitrn
    Thank God that wasn't my hospital because I'd be on the news for decking an administration member. Seriously, why is everything the nurse's fault? Bad HCAPS - blame the nurses. Doctors don't communicate with the patients - blame the nurses. Long ER wait times - blame the nurses. So sick of it.
  7. by   nutella
    Quote from Emergent
    They need a boot camp for management. No breaks, unreasonable patients and family members, ridiculous mandatory charting, 5 call lights going off at once, monitor alarms and bed alarms screeching as well.

    I like your idea ...

    Some of the issues that are related to errors in healthcare is "dehumanization of healthcare providers." That includes how leaders manage healthcare workers including nurses - they are mostly seen in relation to finances, which leads to uncaring treatment by management. Healthcare workers see themselves as a "pawn" (Porter-O'Grady & Malloch, 2015, p.373)


    Reference:
    Porter-O’Grady, T., & Malloch, K. (2015). Quantum leadership: Building better partnerships for sustainable health (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-284-05068-4
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Thank God, I believe my hospital days are over. This is bullcrap.
  9. by   AceOfHearts<3
    Quote from nutella
    I like your idea ...

    Some of the issues that are related to errors in healthcare is "dehumanization of healthcare providers." That includes how leaders manage healthcare workers including nurses - they are mostly seen in relation to finances, which leads to uncaring treatment by management. Healthcare workers see themselves as a "pawn" (Porter-O'Grady & Malloch, 2015, p.373)


    Reference:
    Porter-O’Grady, T., & Malloch, K. (2015). Quantum leadership: Building better partnerships for sustainable health (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-284-05068-4

    Looks like SMAP (See Me As a Person) needs to apply to nurses there and not just patients!!

    I can't tell you the number of times I go to help someone to the BSC, bedpan, bathroom, etc. and then go "oh yeah, I was going to pee too!", then I leave the room, get involved with something else, totally forget about my own bathroom needs until I help the next patient and this goes on until I finally can't forget because I need to go so bad.

    I just have no words for this "boot camp". How about the doctors, admins, etc. go through this too- but I guess the docs and admins are too high on the totem pole and it's just easier to blame the nurses.
  10. by   brillohead
    Best way to improve medical outcomes and patient satisfaction? Hire more nurses. Period.


    A Health Affairs study comparing patient-satisfaction scores with HCAHPS surveys of almost 100,000 nurses showed that a better nurse work environment was associated with higher scores on every patient-satisfaction survey question. And University of Pennsylvania professor Linda Aiken found that higher staffing of registered nurses has been linked to fewer patient deaths and improved quality of health. Failure-to-rescue rates drop. Patients are less likely to die or to get readmitted to the hospital. Their hospital stay is shorter and their likelihood of being the victim of a fatigue-related error is lower. When hospitals improve nurse working conditions, rather than tricking patients into believing they’re getting better care, the quality of care really does get better.



    Excerpted from: The Problem With Satisfied Patients
  11. by   Guttercat
    This article infuriated me. I was just about to post this, if no one else had. Humiliation is the least of it. It's the corporate culture of "keeping the nursie-poo's in their place."

    To me, this is much worse than the bucket & mop scandal from a couple years ago. So much worse. It takes psychological warfare up several notches to downright abusive.

    Even ZDoggMD posted a video about it yesterday on his Facebook page.

    Reprehensible.
  12. by   macawake
    Quote from Guttercat
    It takes psychological warfare up several notches to downright abusive.
    You're right, it is abusive. This is so bad that I'm having trouble believing that it really happened. That article reads like the worst April Fool's day hoax ever. Only, it's June 25th.

    That harebrained boot camp scheme is in my opinion both sadistic and counter-productive and it clearly shows that management in that facility has zero respect for their nurses. Personally, I would never stay with such an employer and I would have refused to take part in the "exercise".
  13. by   Guttercat
    Quote from macawake
    You're right, it is abusive. This is so bad that I'm having trouble believing that it really happened. That article reads like the worst April Fool's day hoax ever. Only, it's June 25th.

    That harebrained boot camp scheme is in my opinion both sadistic and counter-productive and it clearly shows that management in that facility has zero respect for their nurses. Personally, I would never stay with such an employer and I would have refused to take part in the "exercise".
    You say you wouldn't have taken part, but maybe you would have.

    Envision how it might have went down. Motivational posters were hung throughout the hospital leading up to the event in a rah-rah "gather the troops" campaign: "Patient Empathy Boot Camp Day! Join us for the fun! Raffle prizes for the department that can hold their pee the longest!" (<<Hyperbole on the pee-prize thing, but you get the point).

    Psychological manipulation is not that hard, especially if you know your "constituents".

    It's not relegated to nursing. Even The Boeing Company is notorious for "profiling" its engineers.

    Hospitals merely manipulate through profiling and psychological tactics based on what they know about the general population in its workforce. It's taking complex data, statistics, and then taking action (betting) based on probability of outcomes.
  14. by   LadyFree28
    Can those nurses consider filing assault charges against the hospital?

    I'm sure going into this "training" they were NOT expecting THAT.

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