peggy miller 786 Views
Joined: Nov 23, '99;
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I've been a nurse for 27 years and my priority is still my patients. We are having problems where I work such as nursing shortages, taking away some of our benifits but there has to be a better way to get out point across than to strike and make the patient suffer. I don't believe in that. I would sign a petition or become involved in meetings with administration but will not strike.
I work in one of the busiest ER's in my state, seeing about 70,000 patients a year. We only now hired 2 paramedics to work on our unit. We could sure use some extra willing CAPABLE hands. Well, you can imagine my shock when I learned they will only be "glorified aides". The only thing they can do extra ia starting IV's. I can't believe ER management is so ignorant to the capabilities of a paramedic!!!!! I know wellwhat they are capable of because I worked as one myself. I sure hope management changes their attitude!!!!!!! RN's and paramedics can work well together!!!!
I've been a nurse for 27 years, 11 of them ER nursing. It seems lately that instead of getting used to the grief I see, I am getting more emotionally drained from it. Is this a sign of burnout or does one never get used to seeing grieving families?
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