Duluth News Tribune Weighs In On Mandatory Staffing BillRegister Today!
- by DoGoodThenGo Mar 17Letís call this what it seems to be, this proposal weaving its way through the Legislature in St. Paul to leave it up to state government to dictate how many nurses are on duty at any given time in Minnesota hospitals and health-care facilities.
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- Mar 18 by AltraMy response: I, as an ER nurse, will volunteer to work at the delivery of the child of any member of the Duluth News Tribune editorial board who wrote that editorial. After all -- hospitals should just shift nurses here and there to maintain *quality care* as they see fit. Maybe the provider also involved in that delivery should be a dermatologist ... same analogy, no? Together, the dermatologist and I will provide great quality care in a labor & delivery environment ...
You can't fix stupid, but perhaps we could enlighten the editorial board:
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- Mar 18 by bebbercornAre there any nurses here that can speak for mandated nurse/patient ratios? How do you like it?
- Mar 18 by DoGoodThenGoThere was an episode on the television programme "ER" where they floated a "maternity" nurse down to the unit. IIRC it was when the ER nurses were staging a job action. The replacement nurse showed up in whites and a cap (apparently she hadn't gotten the memo...) and it was a hoot seeing a floor nurse supposedly adjust to that unit.
Being as all this may the whomever wrote that hit piece needs to be schooled. It is obvious they too are stuck in the "caps and whites" era where a nurse, is a nurse, is a nurse and can be floated to any unit/floor in a hospital. This regardless whether or not she has seen clinical activity on said floor beyond nursing school years before.