New grads vrs renewed oldies - page 2
Why are there so many new bills and pushes by state nursing associations for increased education of new grads when we all know that there are thousands of seasoned nurses out there who choose not to... Read More
Jan 21, '02Woo 2, you are so right about the higher acuity and only nurses seeing patients as being sicker. I for one am tired of calling patients "customers" or "consumers." I worry about the California staffing ratios for this very reason: the hospitals are unwilling to go with the numbers the nurses are pushing for and in everything I've read about it, there is no mention of acuity. (I will admit, though, that I haven't read the actual legislation, just the Cal nurse thing and what has been posted here). Acuity is what is important in caring for the sick these days; I'm not so sure that whatever ratio they decide on will remain viable in the future.
Jan 22, '02Hi. Customers, consumers. Maximizing profits is what it's all about. IMO, healthcare has been turned into a commercial entity instead of a well-run, efficient, and effective delivery system that is user friendly for patients, families, and those that work in close contact with them. It's interesting to note that as we hash out the concerns over retention and recruitment of nurses that those who are farthest away from direct patient care tend to reap the most tangible benefits from the system. Hmmm......