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Alberta nurses losing jobs...any thoughts?

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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They're going to reduce costs without reducing care?  Reduce costs by reducing nurses but not reduce care?  Do these people even hear themselves? 

I left Alberta in 1987 but it's really no different anywhere, regardless of what kind of health delivery system you have.  Nursing payroll is always the biggest cost in hospitals and that's where the bean-counters always look to cut.  But magically the care is supposed to stay the same.  How do they think that is going to be managed?

I'm so sick of the same battles and the same b.s. going round and round, decade after decade.  So glad to be retired.  Now I'm just going to eat vegetables and try never to get sick.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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I know, it's so disheartening. I'm afraid to get sick!

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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Same BS, different day. I am afraid to get sick and need the hospital also, just scary. 

There is no way to cut the number of nurses and not cut care. I worked in Calif when they implemented the ratios and the hospital I worked at just cut other staff and dumped more work on the nurses, time spent with pts decreased, then later add the computer and further decrease. We are not headed in the right direction and haven't been for a long time. 

And not sure about that area but where are that many nurses going to be able to get a job.

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