How does the nursing community out there feel about semi-private rooms vs. private rooms? Think that they should all be private and Lord willing, at the hospital I work at, they will all be private as of July of this year- YEAH!
How do you feel about in regards to patient safety?
DANGER DANGER!!! How many times have you heard the horror stories of giving the wrong med, taking the wrong pt to surgery, etc???
Medication Errors? TOO many to think about...
Communication? Hard to talk about intimate things with the nurse if there is another patient and their 15 relatives in the room.
Cleanliness? Who wants to share germs? Yuck.
Confidentiality? HIPAA anyone? Well, Mr. Jones, tests show that you have Hep C, and thanks to your semi-private room your roomate Mr. Johnson knows and can now tell the whole town.
Any other pros or cons? Too many to mention- big soap box for me
Do the pros outweigh the cons to having a private room? YES! Private is best and it is my belief that it is going to be a must in the future- just a matter of time before Joint Commission makes their recommendation and stamps a time frame on it...
How about private rooms, for "special people" employees, VIPS, people with money, how do you feel about that? VIPS, blah blah blah- if i am their nurse they are getting the same treatment as my other patients (the best I have to offer) so why shouldn't they have the same room?!
Has anyone worked in a semi-private hospital and then a private room hospital or vice versa? Our hospital has both.
Does being in a private room tend to bring the family closer to the bedside and care of the patient? YES
Any other comments, opinions, personal experencies? PRIVATE is Best
I am doing a project for my nurse management class, so I was curious to get some opinions? Hope this has helped.