I need help.
I started a travel assignment with Parallon 2 wks ago at understaffed Northwest Medical Center's ER in Margate, FL. Their ratio is 6:1...their average ER pt's age is 85. Almost with no exception, they are full workups, and half of them unstable: CVAs, MIs, OR, etc. I am not being targeted, most nurses have 6 pts.
I am considering sending in my resignation, but since this is my first travel assignment, I do not want to appear "weak". On the other hand, I would rather have my pride hurt rather than my license.
Am I being unreasonable?
Are predetermined ratios guaranteed in a travel contract? If not, how do you object to unsafe ratios? I do not recall receiving a written contract when Parallon flooded me with initial paperwork!