csummers 500 Views
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I agree with the comments/suggestions made by nanjam.
Be sure to document your concerns using your facilities "incident reports" where appropriate. Nurses do have to be concerned about malpractice claims. Do not accept assignments for which you do not feel you are properly trained or skilled. However, also recognize your responsibility to voice your needs and seek out the proper training if you wish to stay in this "changed" environment. Management has a responsibility to ensure that they place only properly trained/skilled professionals in these specialty areas or provide the proper training to ensure safe patient care. As professionals, nurses need to be sure that they stay current with their skills, know their limitations, and do not accept assignments they are not capable of handling appropriately. Don't be afraid to seek the advice of an attorney to help you deal with both the professional and employment concerns. Also, utilize your state's nurses' association and Department of Public Health. Good luck!!
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