Doris Carroll BSN

L&D/HIV/ID/OB/GYN Primary Care Adults/Children

RN committed to making change ? RN-BC, CCRC

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Doris Carroll has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in L&D/HIV/ID/OB/GYN Primary Care Adults/Children.

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  1. Yes it was a damning piece against Ascension. Anyone can go to NursesTakeDC FB page to read entire article. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/15/business/hospital-staffing-ascension.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
  2. It is reportable by law in several states. the staffing plan.
  3. Management feels they are acceptable risks. It would never pass in any state to make short staffing a criminal offense, although research does correlate less nurses with increased adverse outcomes. This is why we need a federal staffing bill or state...
  4. It's my comment based on my 37 years of nursing experiences, and 10 years active in the union. Rarely did I encounter nurse management as someone like you. Even during the initial wave of Covid. I'm glad you understand the issues and willing to step ...
  5. Wow...some people don't belong in management. And nurses in management are -how to put this-not your friend and have long ago forgotten their roots. Rarely did I see those who fought the C-suite for better staffing. 😞
  6. You're very kind! And congrats on your retirement--but you look very busy still! I'm still working with my former union as a retired member, to re-introduce staffing ratio/acuity legislation in 2023. And busy here in Florida with Labor unions and pol...
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    Signs of Toxic/Unhealthy Workplaces

    Oh my-this brings back so many terrible memories as I have retired in early 2021. I have to say my last 10 yrs were less toxic. I'd have to dig deep for those reasons though. Perhaps I changed what I could actually do to change the toxicity- I became...
  8. Nurses can join in the fight to pass federal legislation- S. 1567/H.R.3165 - Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2021. Go here to learn the steps you can do to educate, organize and agitate. Learn how you can ...
  9. Thanks for posting the Patch article. They have now fired the CNO. And they've given the nurses a "final warning" which does not follow the usual steps in the disciplinary process. It's the step before termination at their facility. As you said the u...
  10. Thanks for responding. Appreciate your thoughtful response. Quite shameful Ascension... In 15min NurseLiz will be speaking about this issue...
  11. It is a nonprofit as many hospitals are, especially a religious hospital. Unclear how many beds but this graphic says much how they are closing beds, with the belief they will eventually close. Not because they're losing money...
  12. I understand. My union did that in 2017. I was told we hadn't properly educated our nurses on the staffing issues. It wasn't an urgent issue that my own nurses were ready to strike on. I was devastated. Then in 2020 I made sure ratios were front and ...
  13. It's a long-standing cover-up by healthcare systems. They choose to target nurses with criminal charges rather then deal effectively with the root cause- unsafe staffing.
  14. We need to continue to volunteer our expertise in pushing the federal legislation forward. No one will do it for us. That message should be very clear now. There are many ways that one nurse can make a difference. First see if your congressional sena...
  15. Agreed. Apparently the CNO was just fired. There are ways to fight back. Create an ADO form-Assignment Despite Objection to document the unsafe staffing. Remember-if we don't document it didn't happen. It means you've taken your assignment despite yo...