What would you change about nursing? - page 2

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    I was this question in a phone interview and I could not come up with an answer that would be appropriate lol.


    The nurse would not be the catch all for everything. We follow physician order and manage all other care.

    Patient wants their room clean, tv doesn't work, temp isn't right, food disgusting or not enough, etc. We make it happen.
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    Charge appropriately for professional nursing services. Discontinue the universal practice of lumping nursing services in with toilet paper, food service, dressing supplies and housekeeping.

    That (not so) simple step would accomplish amazing things.
    David13, Luckyyou, Genista, and 6 others like this.
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    Quote from roser13
    Charge appropriately for professional nursing services. Discontinue the universal practice of lumping nursing services in with toilet paper, food service, dressing supplies and housekeeping.

    That (not so) simple step would accomplish amazing things.
    Love this! It would cut down on a lot of the nonsense we have to endure.

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
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    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.
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    ^^^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.
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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
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    Get rid of this Studor group Bull Puckey. and you know what I mean :-(
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    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.
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    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.
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    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


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