It costs too much, not in the budget - page 2
For my own amusement and research (I love research), I decided to see just how impoverished the healthcare industry is. How valid is the response, "It isn't in the budget?" A stroll around the... Read More
Oct 10, '02Occupation: Retired Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 2,246; Likes: 48Youda--pleasant to see how much things have improved since 1988, isn't it?
Oct 10, '02Joined: Nov '00; Posts: 931; Likes: 18Yeah, that's what I thought, too, sjoe. Discouraging.
Oct 11, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 228; Likes: 2Thee problem with documenting in our work environments is that we are encouraged to leave these environments when we do.
Who will listen to nurses? Where can we document these things so that eventually they are seen. I know it takes time, I don't expect change to happen overnight. But how long should it take? Where do we document?
Oct 11, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 14; Likes: 1I am betting on the passage - eventually - of the nurse/patient ratios by the state legislatures. How is it working in CA? We are working on it here in Fla. That is the only thing that is keeping me going - my personal satisfaction that the administrators and managers will "finally get theirs" when they will HAVE to have enough nurses on the floor - or face thousands of dollars in fines daily until they do. JCAHO can determine the temperature of the refrigerator, but can't tell them to have more nurses...go figure. Sounds like the fast food workers in the book "Fast Food Nation" - corporate tells them how many pickles to put on the burgers - but not how to treat employees. As a matter of fact, fast food workers are a lot like nurses - high turnover, workplace violence, little decision-making over their workplace. Scary...
Oct 12, '02Joined: Jun '00; Posts: 1,017; Likes: 32Youda, check out the Hunter Group. That will too make you gag.