Quote from suebee rn-bsn
when a nurse can't detect changes in patient status, and is out numbered by patients to the point he/she can't give the medications to the patient, nursing care has in fact failed.
i don't work as nurse; i work with lawyers and start law school next fall. i'm not apart of any hospital admin. i'm not out to save the world, or nurses. i'm out to help patients who have been failed by our great health care "system". i don't want to see any patient harmed, but when they are i'm there for them. i guess one could say i work as a nurse from a very different perspective, the legal perspective.
i want to see nurses come together in a very powerful way. my question to you as patient care providers is this- why are all staying at the bedside if you are ineffective, what is the point? nurses are not respected for their skill or as human beings in our hospitals, neither are the patients. by referring to "staying at the bedside" i don't mean going into admin, i mean find more satisfying work- go back to school- do something different. if you want to change the nursing profession come together and do so.
easier said that done, sue. most nurses have families to support and don't have time or money to start a healthcare revolution. if you want nurses to come together in a powerful way, maybe you can lead a movement?
are you suggesting that nurses abandon the bedside? what would that accomplish? one of the problems with nursing today is too many nurses in offices who don't know what happens at the bedside.
frankly, you sound like an idealistic and judgmental young person who hasn't lived life, not sure if that's true but that's how your post strikes me.