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  • 43

    They need a boot camp for management. No breaks, unreasonable patients and family members, ridiculous mandatory charting, 5 call lights going off at once, monitor alarms and bed alarms screeching as well.

  • 30

    Quote from NurseGirl525
    But why call CPS? What did the mother do wrong? She didn't have anyone to take her kids and was obviously seriously ill. If she had to be on fall and seizure precautions was it better to send her out in a car? If you are thinking legality issues, that's honestly a big time legality issue. Can you see my point?
    CPS isn't just for neglect. It's an emergent social worker that has greater resources than a hospital worker to locate kin and can assist in getting family to the child or child to family and secure temporary guardianship for non-immediate family until the parent recovers. It's not to file a complaint against the ill parent. It's to secure emergent social work services and safe placement.

  • 29

    This is disgusting and makes me see red! Ya know, it MUST be nursing's fault and never that there isn't enough staff and resources (sarcasm font needed)

    I hate this mentality that it's everyone's fault except administrators who don't want to pay for adequate staffing.

  • 24

    That is awful. Who on earth thought that was a good idea? Not being allowed to urinate? Just wow.

    I kind of understand what somebody was trying to do, put the employees in the shoes of the patients, but the execution of that was horrendous. That is most certainly not the approach to take.

    Im guessing that hospital is not a nice place to work at to begin with. Their employee satisfaction is probably low, which translates to patient satisfaction being low. This hospital administration has no clue how to fix their problem. I would think the CEO there needs to start fresh with new administration and work from there.

  • 23

    Thank God that wasn't my hospital because I'd be on the news for decking an administration member. Seriously, why is everything the nurse's fault? Bad HCAPS - blame the nurses. Doctors don't communicate with the patients - blame the nurses. Long ER wait times - blame the nurses. So sick of it.

  • 19

    Best way to improve medical outcomes and patient satisfaction? Hire more nurses. Period.


    A Health Affairs study comparing patient-satisfaction scores with HCAHPS surveys of almost 100,000 nurses showed that a better nurse work environment was associated with higher scores on every patient-satisfaction survey question. And University of Pennsylvania professor Linda Aiken found that higher staffing of registered nurses has been linked to fewer patient deaths and improved quality of health. Failure-to-rescue rates drop. Patients are less likely to die or to get readmitted to the hospital. Their hospital stay is shorter and their likelihood of being the victim of a fatigue-related error is lower. When hospitals improve nurse working conditions, rather than tricking patients into believing they’re getting better care, the quality of care really does get better.



    Excerpted from: The Problem With Satisfied Patients


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