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How do you feel about a robot as your nurse assistant?

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by Julie Julie (Admin) Platinum

Julie has 1 years experience .

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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I think the answer to the nurse shortage is for hospitals to hire more nurses.  When they can make robots that can do P care, change bedding, insert Foleys, etc. that's when they would be most useful.  I think the cost of such a device will easily outweigh the benefits at this time.  But I also encourage development of anything that can help. 

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Can the robots clean these patients? and/or document accurate I&o's? Or lift bariatric patients?

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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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Hotels have these. They bring drinks, snacks, toiletries, etc. I read the article and it states that it will do mundane tasks, like taking specimens to lab, etc. Like hotels, will probably get drinks, snacks, linens, etc. This will free up the staff for other issues. Unless short staffing gets even worse, and humans aren't replaced as needed. I couldn't imagine that happening, though 🙄

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

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Sounds like there would be a benefit to having something that could fetch stuff.

However - a machine can't do all the things we do that constitute patient care.  So a robot might be a handy tool.  It cannot replace any existing staff members.

And I'm sure hospital administration will see it that way too...

 

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OUxPhys has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology.

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They could hire more staff for the cost of one of these things. It's amazing how hospitals find excuses not to hire more people then waste money on things like this. 

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