What would you change about nursing? - page 2

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  1. Visit  Cmenurse profile page
    6
    Do a time-management study on actual nurses...focus on how much time they must waste on duplicate charting, getting food trays sent, emptying trash, changing beds...and DO SOMETHING about it.
    Most of us don't mind doing nursing work-we mind all the extra stuff that PREVENTS us from doing it.

    Also, I may be in a minority on this but I like 8-hour days, not 12 hours.
    Intentional, tnmarie, VivaLasViejas, and 3 others like this.
  2. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    2
    ^^^Yeah, I actually like working less days...I'll keep the 12's...just tweak the other things so we can continue to our work more effectively.
    OhioRn11 and lindarn like this.
  3. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    1) Mandated (safe) ratios everywhere

    2) Substantial budget authority for a committee from each floor to ensure proper equipment

    3) Some autonomy with simple things like certain labs/meds

    4) A politically safe process to challenge physicians overuse of needless tests
  4. Visit  jrwest profile page
    0
    Get rid of this Studor group Bull Puckey. and you know what I mean :-(
  5. Visit  tnmarie profile page
    2
    Off the top of my head:

    1. Needs of the pts are put above financial gains of shareholders
    2. Absenteeism/tardiness policies actually enforced
    3. Bullying/drama strictly NOT tolerated
    4. Rules apply to everyone equally
    5. Adequate staffing
    Not_A_Hat_Person and MBARNBSN like this.
  6. Visit  wooh profile page
    5
    Mandated ratios.
    Charge for nursing services (which actually might negate the need for ratios.)
    Return to patient care instead of customer service.
    jrwest, Not_A_Hat_Person, David13, and 2 others like this.
  7. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    0
    Is this a homework question???? What do you think needs to be changed? I agree with
    ♪♫ in my ♥ 1) Mandated (safe) ratios everywhere

    2) Substantial budget authority for a committee from each floor to ensure proper equipment

    3) Some autonomy with simple things like certain labs/meds

    4) A politically safe process to challenge physicians overuse of needless tests
  8. Visit  olddragger profile page
    2
    The ability to stand up for ourselves and to have a strong national voice.
    mariebailey and lindarn like this.
  9. Visit  mariebailey profile page
    3
    I sometimes feel like I am powerless in my role, yet I am responsible for everything that goes wrong. I wish nurses were more empowered.
    Not_A_Hat_Person, David13, and lindarn like this.
  10. Visit  lumbarpain profile page
    1
    I would simplify everything. I would promote more Wellness programs to help keep the population healthy and prevent diseases/illnesses from occuring before they start. I would eliminate Nursing Homes and have people properly taken care of IN THEIR HOMES where they belong if feasible. And I am a LTC nurse. PAPERWORK would be severely eliminated step by step and promote more patient interaction between healthcare professionals and their patients. Encourage More alternative methods such as massage, relaxation techniques, briofeed back as a added addition to getting and keeping well. COMMUNICATION would be my ulimate goal correcting. I find communication between health care professionals sometimes dangerous due to language barriers and other numerous interuptions when dealing with patients and families. Humans dont need to be more stressed out during a very stressful event already, I find doctors offices cold, unwelcoming, too fast paced, incredibly stressful with tvs blaring news stories/or day courts. NO TVS in doctors offices. I have too much to mention here..
    lindarn likes this.
  11. Visit  IcySageNurse profile page
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    Our job description to not include cleaning poop, pee, changing linens, or bathing patients, all of which we are to delegate to assistant staff.

    Education standards higher to increase our salary and respect.
  12. Visit  tewdles profile page
    2
    Change health care from a wealth building machine to a not for profit national exercise in improving the health of the citizens.
    wooh and Not_A_Hat_Person like this.


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