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dream'n, BSN, RN 7,793 Views

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  • May 23

    Ugh, what a horrible way to go, conscience and aware while your body is assaulted. Where is my DNR paperwork??

  • May 23

    As I've heard said before; bedside nursing is inherently stressful due to the individual nurse's huge responsibility, yet his/her lack of any real authority to make changes for the better.

  • May 21

    Ugh, what a horrible way to go, conscience and aware while your body is assaulted. Where is my DNR paperwork??

  • May 20

    Ugh, what a horrible way to go, conscience and aware while your body is assaulted. Where is my DNR paperwork??

  • May 20

    Ugh, what a horrible way to go, conscience and aware while your body is assaulted. Where is my DNR paperwork??

  • May 19

    Ugh, what a horrible way to go, conscience and aware while your body is assaulted. Where is my DNR paperwork??

  • May 19

    US healthcare has lost sight of its true mission. I've been around a long time and administration rarely monitors the quality of the care provided, but is more interested in the customer service aspect. Nurses are reprimanded not for lacking critical thinking skills, but for not filling out a form, not writing on the 'white board', or not smiling and giving the warm blanket quick enough.

  • May 18

    I agree with you so much nurse42long. I feel chewed up and spit out after my shifts now. I am pulled in so many directions all day long that my head is literally spinning after work sometimes. I've been a nurse a long time and over the years I've seen more and more added to the nurse's plate with nothing being taken away. I'll be with a very sick patient and get call after call after call regarding the most asinine things imaginable, interrupting my thought process and compromising the most important thing; patient safety. We're audited on completing stupid forms, but never evaluated on our critical thinking skills. Honestly I think that there are more employees that audit our form completions than are actually providing patient care. I never used to worry about my patient's being pleased with my 'customer service', I was worried about keeping my patients' safe and assisting them to heal. Nurses' are no longer respected like they used to be by other departments; the time and energy we need to provide care is no longer considered as very important. I am expected to know everything about my patient without being given the time to do so. I guess I'm fried to a crisp right now.

  • May 18

    There is not one scenario in nursing where telling the patient that you think they are "pathetic" is appropriate.

  • May 17

    US healthcare has lost sight of its true mission. I've been around a long time and administration rarely monitors the quality of the care provided, but is more interested in the customer service aspect. Nurses are reprimanded not for lacking critical thinking skills, but for not filling out a form, not writing on the 'white board', or not smiling and giving the warm blanket quick enough.

  • May 14

    Quote from DharmaLynn
    What is spice?
    This coming from a former substance abuse nurse...
    Users smoke the drug. Remember the incense we used to burn in the 1970s, spice is sort of like that. Or alot of times Nutmeg in huge quantities that are soaked in chemicals are added in. Mostly comes from China and is sold in Smoke Shops in some states. The 'recipe' changes quite often to avoid law enforcement, so users have no idea what is in each batch and the effects can be varied.

  • May 12

    TPTB see the problem of patients having to wait to be toileted, but don't want to lay out the money for enough CNA or nursing staff to timely accommodate them. That's what the bottom line is. The CNAs are doing all they can and the nurses are doing all that they can, but the problem is still there. So, instead of putting their money where their mouth is they unload more expectations on the staff than can be accomplished and create an environment in which nurses and CNAs are pitted against each other.

    If you feel brave enough, tell Management at the meeting that the CNAs and the nurses are working as hard as possible and that the only real solution is more staff. But be ready for management to push back at you hard.

  • May 12

    There is not one scenario in nursing where telling the patient that you think they are "pathetic" is appropriate.

  • May 12

    TPTB see the problem of patients having to wait to be toileted, but don't want to lay out the money for enough CNA or nursing staff to timely accommodate them. That's what the bottom line is. The CNAs are doing all they can and the nurses are doing all that they can, but the problem is still there. So, instead of putting their money where their mouth is they unload more expectations on the staff than can be accomplished and create an environment in which nurses and CNAs are pitted against each other.

    If you feel brave enough, tell Management at the meeting that the CNAs and the nurses are working as hard as possible and that the only real solution is more staff. But be ready for management to push back at you hard.

  • May 11

    There is not one scenario in nursing where telling the patient that you think they are "pathetic" is appropriate.


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