Blowing the whistle on your facility - page 3
by Lovely_RN | 2,717 Views | 21 Comments
For a few months now the quality of care has been drastically declining at the facility that I work at due to the administration trying to cut back on spending. The staffing ratio was never good to begin with and now it's... Read More
- 2Jan 31, '09 by achot chaviThey tried that as well by my facility and I said NO, do not put my name as part of every unit since I am not listed on the schedule. So they didn't and its a good thing as they checked the schedules for the last 6 months to see that the names listed were matching the names given. I was lucky they listened to me... or I'd have had to quit as well.
- 0Feb 1, '09 by CapeCodMermaid, RNI'm glad I never worked in a facility where there was such a huge 'us vs. them' situation...them being the dreaded management. I've had staff threaten to call the DPH for all sorts of things. One evening the RN had 21 patients. She told me she was going to call the DPH because she knew the regs and 21 was too many. I tried to explain to her the regs. She wouldn't listen so I handed her the DPH hotline number. I've worked in places where the staff tells anyone who'll listen that they have no supplies. Why then when I open the Med room door, which they all had a key to and which was 2 feet away from where they were standing, there were boxes of the necessary equipment. The first person to talk to should be your supervisor...not the DPH. If that doesn't work, speak to your supervisor's supervisor. The DPH should be your last resort, not your first.