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The Problem With Satisfied Patients — The Atlantic
I would suggest getting it in writing.
I worked like that for years.
For Children With Common Conditions, Hospital Readmissions Affected By Nurse Staffing Ratios
The study, led by a nurse scientist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, is believed to be the first to examine the extent to which hospital nurse staffing levels are related to pediatric readmissions. Publication of the study comes just weeks after the introduction of federal legislation that would mandate nurse staffing ratios across the country.
The study, published online in the journal BMJ Quality and Safety in Health Care, looked at such common medical and surgical conditions as pneumonia and appendectomy.
"Preventing unnecessary hospital readmissions is an increasingly important focus of large-scale quality improvement initiatives," says Heather Tubbs-Cooley, PhD, RN, a nurse scientist at Cincinnati Children's and the study's main author. "Reducing preventable readmissions is also a high priority for hospitals, particularly as they face the prospect of nonpayment for these services."
From a Fast Track pt in our ER: a cappuccino.
I can understand that they probably would have to pay you time and a half if you worked over forty hours, but I am not aware of any laws that require benefits to be paid. Is there a union there? The union may require benefits for anyone working forty hours.
Getting an IV that three other people couldn't get.
After every shift.
I've seen it several times in the ER.
I used to own a business in Delaware, and have dealt with this many times. If they have your statement in writing that you are resigning, you are wasting your time with an appeal. It's not fair the way you were treated but that's the way it is.
Take the job in the wound care unit. You can someday transfer to the ICU.
From what you have said, it seems like you know the answer. If you have no plans on working as a nurse, what is the point in getting your license back?
Rehab would be a better experience for you. Also, home health would not be a great place for a new nurse. I did it for a while; you are really on your own making some major decisions, such as whether or not someone needs to go to the ED, etc.
I agree. In this job market you should do what you have to do. And you are correct that the hospital position would be much better for you.
When times get tough in the ER: "laugh when you can, cry when you have to".
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