Dozens of nurses at Northern California hospital balk at wearing locators - page 6

About two dozen nurses at Eden Medical Center near San Jose, Calif., have turned in the personal locator devices the hospital had required them to wear. The hospital contends the devices help provide... Read More

  1. by   frankie
    How unprofessional!
  2. by   rebelwaclause
    No. But Thank you anyway. And, we should stay on topic here...You'll get deleted.
  3. by   NMAguiar
    This moderator has my appreciation for their efforts.

    I must point out I filed multiple reports to moderators two-weeks ago when everything ran amuck on this thread. Where were the moderators then? Why did it take so long to respond?

    No criticism intended here. But is there a way to get a more rapid response on problem threads before serious participants are driven away?
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    I've spent minimal time on line over past two weeks due to work/family issues. I had emailed some of the posters regarding posting behavior and saw that our regular posters informed regarding appropriate standards at allnurses. I don't necessarily agree that these posts needed editing.

    Only flagrant violators of allnurses posting policy are pulled to Offensive post area. I will close a thread if flame wars errupt wildly. Different persons have different styles of posting and I try to give wide leeway--it helps to show sometimes how NOT to act.
  5. by   NMAguiar
    It makes sense. It's better to err on the liberal side in censorship.

    Tks for the response.
  6. by   rebelwaclause
    Thank you Karen for being an experienced, logical, sound minded "super-moderator!" Much respect to you. And NM....You're always a favorite!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Thanks...don't know if sons and husband would agree. :chuckle
  8. by   NMAguiar
    Thanks Rebelwaclause! I really appreciate it ... really!:roll

    Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread:
  9. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas


    Kind of reminiscent of big brother and sister watching



    but keep up the good overseering





    doo wah ditty
  10. by   booboo
    I wear a tracker at my hospital. I like it in the sense that I am where I am supposed to be when I am at work. I have had it work in my defense when a patient complained that I was "never" in their room - I knew I had numerous trackings to prove otherwise.
    It's easy to locate co-workers and I can prove how much I literally "run" from one room to the next!
    The beepers work great also. I don't get bogged down with answering CNA calls for Kleenex, bathroom, etc.
    However, if I was one of the nurses who sit at the desk all night, I wouldn't like the trackers. We don't have a sensor in the bathroom or breakroom. I'm not sure what you're talking about with the listening aspect of such a system.
    Overall, I think the trackers were put in place for the benefit of the hospital for disciplinary action. Just one more "benefit" of being a healthcare worker!!
  11. by   ZASHAGALKA
    bored so bumping an old thread

    Don't y'all think it's unprofessional to require nurses to wear dog collars?

    I quit my last job over these tracking systems. They are so anti-nurse.

    They are the reason I sought out this site.

    What do you think,

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Sep 26, '05
  12. by   VickyRN
    In one of the last units in which I worked, all nursing personnel wore the devices. I did not think twice about wearing it. The locator was very small and clipped easily to the front of my scrub top. These devices helped fellow nurses or patient-care team members locate a nurse in a hurry and prevented use of the overhead pager system at night.
  13. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from VickyRN
    In one of the last units in which I worked, all nursing personnel wore the devices. I did not think twice about wearing it. The locator was very small and clipped easily to the front of my scrub top. These devices helped fellow nurses or patient-care team members locate a nurse in a hurry and prevented use of the overhead pager system at night.
    These devices are sold to management as efficiency tools. They are designed to supplant critical thinking w/ sequential thinking.

    If I can time my nurses, I can reduce their skills to a function of time and I can penalize for not conforming with those standards.

    It's a dog leash. It's insulting.

    If you want to know why we aren't treated as professionals - this is why: we allow ourselves to be reduced to drive through help at McDonald's. If you don't move the line along in 60 seconds, why, we'll be able to track you and force you to account for your actions. . .

    But, it only works if EVERYBODY wears their leash. Because you can't just penalize your compliant worker bees.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Sep 26, '05

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