Plane Tree Model - page 2

by onetiredmomma | 5,004 Views | 16 Comments

Can anyone enlighten me about the Plane Tree Model? I have studied their web site and still don't get what it is except that it is "patient oriented". Some days I am more dense than others! We have been told our facility is... Read More


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    Having worked at a Planetree facility in the past I wouldn't do it again. I give great "service" to me my patients without a philosophy directing me how! I take exception with the power given to pharmacists to determine the timing of medication administration in order to not inconvenience the patient. I disagree with the concept of room service. Patients are in the hospital to get well. If they want a rest go to a hotel and order room service. We were required to have ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and NRP. We did not cover the ED but our administration felt it looked "good on paper". LPNs were referred to as non-nursing staff. I understand and do agree that patients need to actively be involved in their health care. Their understanding and participation makes my job easier and more rewarding. I don't need Planetree dictacting my practice in order to provide optimum care.
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    "LPNs were referred to as non-nursing staff" Just what part of all this nonsence do nurses really need. I think we were all taught in school how to take care of patients, and give them the best care possible. Sounds to me like this is just another bunch of hokey that some brainiac thought up to make money for themselves. Really, explain to me , because according to this "plane tree", I'm not a nurse, how any of this is any kind of new thought or practice? It is because of "ideas" like this that people disrespect LPN's. I am a nurse, I'm a great nurse. I give my patients my all, always, and give them the best!
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    I can only speak for the Panetree facility I worked at. One LPN (there were 4 total) who was an excellent NURSE with a perfect 17 year attendance, asked when she could expect an opportunity to go to the day shift and managements' response was "never, you are qualified to handle the floor when my nurses need to be off the unit". Both our interpretations were the same. We could be wrong.
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    Of all the complaints that I've read, it seems that it's more of a lack of competent management over actual problems with the Planetree model of care since I do work at a Planetree facility and have experienced nothing like this.
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    Quote from emsboss
    I have to agree with caroladybelle... I will not say more as I am known by administration to be on this board...
    time for a new nic woman!
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    I work at a Planetree Affiliated facility. I believe that on papaer Planetree is a wonderful idea....In reality, actually implementing it was/is a challenge.
    I work noc shift (1830-0700). During my shifts, we don't have to much Planetree glitz and glamour. Although we have 24 hour visitation, thats about it.
    We have remodeled our patient units with home-like colors, and nice wallpapers....but with 3 beds to a room its obviously still a healthcare environment, no matter how hard you try to hide it.
    Our management is fairly supportive in terms of staffing. Occasionally we get a hard list, but thats not the norm.
    As far as the inservices, it is mostly a big joke. I will be totally honest....I did not waste my money or my education to lear how to provide the basics. I like to kiss butt - it does come in handy sometimes with difficult patients.
    In my experience on noc shift - we dont really do anything different - noc shift has that security to it - As my Nurse Manager herself stated "What happens on night shift, stays on night shift".
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    When the hospital I worked at decided to go plane tree, all the floors got new breadmakers. Seriously. they thought that would contribute to a more homelike environment. We went to fluffy staff builder retreats. It was about focusing care on patients and empowering the family to participate in care. I think I do that without a philosophy model. Plane tree never really got off the ground. It costs too much in staffing to do it right was the bottom line when we tried to impliment it.


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