Not allowed to SIT during 12 hour shift and MORE - page 6

I have had it. On the premise that we must get our scores up, we are now given assigned charting times, one time per shift , must chart in a break room (this never works because our assigned... Read More

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    The sisters? As in a Catholic hospital?

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    I've heard of large chain stores like Wallmart treating their "associates" just like this. Not sitting down, not allowed to talk. The not talking part was also about trying to keep anyone from organizing a union. Crazy.
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    I've never heard of a healthcare facility that prohibits their staff from sitting when appropriate...and the part about being scheduled to chart, not sure that would be feasible anywhere I've ever worked as the organization requirements of each shift, each day, each admit, and each nurse are so different. You're situation sounds more like torture. Very sad...sad for you, sad for your co-workers, but most of all sad for the patient's being cared for by nurses working under such duress...I honestly can't imagine. Thinking of you.
    Last edit by aRe2theNd on Aug 2, '11
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    Quote from CrazierThanYou
    The sisters? As in a Catholic hospital?
    I think it's a bit of jargon specific to the UK - a "sister" I believe is a senior nurse - don't know how one goes about becoming a sister, though.

    Other different words I've come across a doctor is sometimes a "consultant", a surgeon is addressed as "Mr Treves" as opposed to "Dr Treves" and most importantly a "shot" is called a "jab" ouch!!

    Hopefully someone who works over there will correct any misinformation I have unwittingly provided.
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    At our local hospital, the CNAs aren't allowed to sit down except during their lunch break. There are computers on the halls for charting and they're placed at standing level. 12 hours is a long time to be on your feet nonstop.

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