Whipping med surg nurses into shape - page 3

Have they done this at your hospital and mainly it is legal or is this harrassment? Our nurse manager and administration ( on med surg unit) has begun a new program of shadowing each nurse for... Read More

  1. by   live4today
    Originally posted by LPN2Be2004
    It would be my luck that my shadow would be with me on a day when census was down, the pt. load was lighter, though. Then they wouldn't know the average day as the nurses normally have it.


    My thoughts exactly, LPN2Be2004! :chuckle
  2. by   WinkRN
    And nurses are supposed to be professionals? Can you imaging doctors allowing themselves to be treated like this??? sjoe says it all - we WILL and do get as much crap as we will take...
  3. by   mcrnst
    This is typical of most nursing administrators/educators if my experience is any indicator. I have only been a nurse for about 2 1/2 years after a mid-life career change. I have found that most (although not all) of these administrator/educators are working in this area for one simple reason.... they have no nursing skills whatsoever and do not know their way around a patient! They are very similar to the paper-pushing bureaucrats found in all areas of society. Would it not be more effective for these folks to actually work a few shifts on the floor themselves to gather the data they require. Heaven forbid that they would actually have to get their hands dirty!
  4. by   Rapheal
    I waited to respond to this thread because we have been hit with staffing cuts and the RN now performs the role of the CNA, the phlebotamist and pharmacy (we mix many IV's now because pharmacy is only day shift and no weekends).

    We are frequently told to "Do more with less". I will now scream this to the world:

    LESS IS NOT MORE! MORE IS MORE!

    There, I feel better now. I say go ahead and follow me around. Bring your running shoes. Don't pack a lunch because you will not have time to eat. If you have a small bladder wear depends because you will not visit the bathroom for many hours. Hurry up, let's go, we have things to do now.
  5. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Rapheal
    ................I say go ahead and follow me around. Bring your running shoes. Don't pack a lunch because you will not have time to eat. If you have a small bladder wear depends because you will not visit the bathroom for many hours. Hurry up, let's go, we have things to do now.
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle
  6. by   mattsmom81
    I like your spirit too Raphael!! After finishing another dangerous, horrendous shift on my stepdown though, if one of those managers were unwise enough to remind me I forgot to say "What else can I do for you...I have the time". I might be up on assault charges...hehe.

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