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  • 26

    I hadn't even finished your post without having thought : STAFFING!!!

    Why is it so obvious to us, but not them?!? Maybe selective 'elephant blindness'?

  • 22

    Is there a reason why you think nurses do not fall under the umbrella of "clinicians"?

    All RNs perform comprehensive assessments.

  • 21

    Being a great nurse and a great employee can be diametrically opposed.

  • 20

    That union might come in handy if you ever find yourself in disciplinary action for carrying all of those anti- personnel devices.

  • 19

    To the OP:
    You must first learn what to do, in order to understand when not to do it.

    Everything that you learn allows you to build your ability to perform high level critical thinking, which is the hallmark of a Registered Nurse.

    You Will get to use the detailed seemingly-benign information that you are learning. It will be the baseline information that you draw upon when you have to put the big picture together, later.

  • 19

    Quote from kalevra
    Healthcare is centered on the patient especially in terms of morbidity, mortality and patient satisfaction. Communication breakdown is a common area in the workplace that can result in a lot of conflict and breakdown. I can understand their want to standardize the report/hand-off process in order to make communication more efficient.

    EBP help guide nursing practice in a way to maximize the client experience in the healthcare setting. As a profession, it is important to work together an communicate our needs is an efficient manner so we can improve patient care throughout the healthcare continuum.
    Clearly, you are one of "them" . As a profession, we need to "communicate our needs" for better staffing ratios and less paperwork.