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ukrn2ca works as a Surgical nurse(UK)/now med/surg(USA).

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Hi

I am new to nursing in California & the USA, I have just arrived from the UK.

I am worried that the hospital I am working in does not seem to have very good infection control practice. How can I find out if the hospital is at least meeting infection control guidelines & who are the governing body that provide the standard for the hospitals in CA. I would also like to find out if they are meeting other standards of health & safety, can anyone advise me on how I would find out.

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LadyNASDAQ has 28 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse with a Travel company and also do.

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If the hospital is dirty, get out of there. Don't put yourself at risk and sidestep the place and issues. It sounds very impractical and very risky for you as a professional to work in substandard conditions where you can become ill. You're far from home and the hospital will have to face the fines in time but you don't have to become involved with that situation.

Best to be in a better hospital with safe working conditions.

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ukrn2ca works as a Surgical nurse(UK)/now med/surg(USA).

1,315 Visitors; 124 Posts

If the hospital is dirty, get out of there. Don't put yourself at risk and sidestep the place and issues. It sounds very impractical and very risky for you as a professional to work in substandard conditions where you can become ill. You're far from home and the hospital will have to face the fines in time but you don't have to become involved with that situation.

Best to be in a better hospital with safe working conditions.

I appreciate the advice but I am stuck in a contract, the hospital where I work were my sponsors to get a visa. So as you can see it's the rules & regulations I need so I know that what they ask me to do is a legal requirement, that way I can refuse to work under conditions that may not be standard, as you suggest I am not going to put myself at risk nor my patients or co-workers. So if you have information on where I can find out about the governing body that regulates hospital standards in California that would be a great help.

Thanks ukrn2ca

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I appreciate the advice but I am stuck in a contract, the hospital where I work were my sponsors to get a visa. So as you can see it's the rules & regulations I need so I know that what they ask me to do is a legal requirement, that way I can refuse to work under conditions that may not be standard, as you suggest I am not going to put myself at risk nor my patients or co-workers. So if you have information on where I can find out about the governing body that regulates hospital standards in California that would be a great help.

Thanks ukrn2ca

Send me a pm with where you are working and then I can tell you what you can do and where you can find what you need to know.

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