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I see the value in this article, but, "When you work for an organization, you not only represent them while you are working, but outside of work as well."
Um, no. Just no. I am an employee not a slave. Our corporate overlords don't own us outright.
In turn I resent your attitude that you consider yourself more important than your patients and the profession.
Ok, this I don't hear from a lot of the ADN as entry level defenders. For the most part, I hear arguments that the studies are flawed. Sadly, this is from a group that is (by and large) not versed in the intricacies of research. This sounds sad.
What you, MunoRN are contending is worthy of attention. For myself, as as 1992 ADN graduate, I had little to no theory, NO research, virtually no community nursing (oh, we had to attend ONE AA meeting). These are the aspects I found greatly deepened my nursing knowledge in the last couple of years and I am sad that people are fighting so hard against it.
Always bring your penis.
i saw an interesting phenomenon take place during clinicals. Several of my classmates were assigned to the same floor at various times. In other words, the staff on that floor had an opportunity to work with just about all of us. One day at post-comference two of my male classmates gloated about how the staff told them that they would be guaranteed jobs after graduation. Me and my female classmates looked at each other with surprise. Nobody ever told us we were guaranteed jobs after graduation. I don't have empirical evidence but I have anecdotal evidence that there was some gender bias going on there. I made a mental note to be sure and bring my penis with me to clinicals next time.
check their NCLEX pass rates: Board of Registered Nursing - NCLEX Pass Rates
FYI that ring on your finger ain't no chain. Slavery is outlawed in this country. He can support his own self
It's antiintellectuallism. Nurses are supposed to be good little worker bees who do what they're told and don't think. Thinking people rock the boat.
Nursing is the only profession I'm aware of in which many people claim that less formal education is superior and that mediocre students are preferred.
I think you missed the point. Maybe "unnecessary tasks" wasn't the best way to put it.
To make up for having to employ more nurses, they may employ fewer non-nurses. Nurses may find themselves doing more CNA tasks, transporting patients, cleaning, stocking, etc.
I do not believe in mandated ratios unless those ratios have strict parameters.
If you have less patients, the place of employment would likely pile up more unnecessary tasks for you.
Less patients per nurse = more nurses hired and CNAs get cut, resulting in us ending up with the dirty work.
Here is a news article that includes the rally:
MultiBrief: Nurses plan DC rally to promote proper staffing
Here is the Senate bill:
Text - S.864 - 114th Congress (215-216): National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
The organizers of the rally promote a House bill that does NOT include specific numerical minimum ratios. It only requires a committee. I thinkn it would be a waste of time working for this legislation:
Text - H.R.1821 - 113th Congress (213-214): Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 213 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
I think this House Bill is worth working for:
Text - H.R.162 - 114th Congress (215-216): Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 215 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
It's not actually a rally for national patient ratios, it's just for ratios within the District of Columbia. I'm all for legally mandated workload limits for nurses, but I don't think simple ratios are the best way to do it. While it's great to be limited to 4 patients to one nurse on a tele unit for instance, it doesn't really help if you have no UC, no CNA's, no housekeeping, you have to prepare the patient's meals, etc.
Neurogenic bladder is related to neurological injury, not foley insertion. Was this from a textbook or an idiot nursing instructor?
I've heard something similar about draining the bladder too. Maybe we had the same professor? This is directly from my notes: "if you have to catheterize someone to drain urine, clamp after 600ml’s and let the bladder adjust to have less and then unclamp and continue draining, this will help to prevent a neurogenic bladder."
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