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  1. It is my wish that we get past the degree debate. We all had to pass the same state boards to get the right to place RN after our names. There needs to be one goal today. That goal is for health care facilities to maintain proper staffing levels to ensure patient care and safety. There is a nursing shortage and in some states it is critical. This shortage was caused by the health care industry itself because they treat nurses like the coal mines treat the miners. Loosing money? Cut the workforce. Works great for coal mine owners but is not so good for hospitals that treat the sick. We need to speak with one voice that we will no longer tolerate the cycle that brings a shortage every ten to fifteen years. We are a grass roots effort to educate the public on this issue. The hospitals do not fear unions or the government. They do fear an informed public. Our founding members are from all over the country. Some in home care, others in major hospitals and still others are educators. We are the CNG (Concerned Nurses Group) and we are fighting for you and your patients. Our sponsor is at www.hospitalhub.com Come and read our artcles, give us your input, and maybe join our fight. ForMoe President CNG PS - Shee1a, we are not all girls. [This message has been edited by ForMoe (edited January 28, 2000).]
  2. ForMoe

    Nursing is pathetic...

    To all nurses, We were happy to see that the media is finally realizing what we as nurses have known all along. That the amount of trained nursing staff on any given floor has a direct relationship with patient healing and safety. Less nursing staff may mean a higher risk of infection, medication errors, missed symptoms and/or an increase in the hospital stay for the patient. We at the CNG, have been fighting for a public recognition of this problem for some time now. We have been calling and writing our legislators, providing information to 20/20 and writing articles. While our voices on the net are only now being heard, it is not time to stop just because 20/20 did a story. It is time to nudge this spark into a roaring fire. The 20/20 story was well done in our opinion. It did however, not go far enough. Towards the end, no solutions were given with the exception that the answer might be to certify or license the Techs, Nursing Assistance, ect... As you well know, this is not enough. An RN spends a minimum of two years training and an LPN a minimum of one. Some states have Certified Nursing Assistance and they do not know the first thing about infection control or anatomy/physiology. Why then are they doing dressing changes and placing Foleys? We are asking all Nurses to let their voices be heard. Call 20/20. Post on their Internet BB. Send this to every nurse you have on your E-mail list. Post this message everywhere you can including any Internet sites you know of. Tell them we must keep the spark alive while adding fuel to the fire. The story was half told. It up to us to let the public know the truth. Remember this. Hospitals are not afraid of the government. Money in the right place buys anything. Same with unions. Hospitals do not fear them either. What they will fear, is an informed public that is demanding to know, who is taking care of their loved ones. A well trained, experienced, educated and Licensed RN. Or a Tech with six weeks training. The fight is up to us. Just remember, the next patient you care for on your understaffed, undertrained floor, may be someone you love. Please, let your voice be heard. The Internet BB are anonymous. Letters, phone calls to 20/20 and you legislators may be anonymous too. Just let your voices be heard. ForMoe Founding Member CNG The Concerned Nurses Group www.hospitalhub.com/community/cng/index.html
  3. To all nurses, We were happy to see that the media is finally realizing what we as nurses have known all along. That the amount of trained nursing staff on any given floor has a direct relationship with patient healing and safety. Less nursing staff may mean a higher risk of infection, medication errors, missed symptoms and/or an increase in the hospital stay for the patient. We at the CNG, have been fighting for a public recognition of this problem for some time now. We have been calling and writing our legislators, providing information to 20/20 and writing articles. While our voices on the net are only now being heard, it is not time to stop just because 20/20 did a story. It is time to nudge this spark into a roaring fire. The 20/20 story was well done in our opinion. It did however, not go far enough. Towards the end, no solutions were given with the exception that the answer might be to certify or license the Techs, Nursing Assistance, ect... As you well know, this is not enough. An RN spends a minimum of two years training and an LPN a minimum of one. Some states have Certified Nursing Assistance and they do not know the first thing about infection control or anatomy/physiology. Why then are they doing dressing changes and placing Foleys? We are asking all Nurses to let their voices be heard. Call 20/20. Post on their Internet BB. Send this to every nurse you have on your E-mail list. Post this message everywhere you can including any Internet sites you know of. Tell them we must keep the spark alive while adding fuel to the fire. The story was half told. It up to us to let the public know the truth. Remember this. Hospitals are not afraid of the government. Money in the right place buys anything. Same with unions. Hospitals do not fear them either. What they will fear, is an informed public that is demanding to know, who is taking care of their loved ones. A well trained, experienced, educated and Licensed RN. Or a Tech with six weeks training. The fight is up to us. Just remember, the next patient you care for on your understaffed, undertrained floor, may be someone you love. Please, let your voice be heard. The Internet BB are anonymous. Letters, phone calls to 20/20 and you legislators may be anonymous too. Just let your voices be heard. Formoe Founding member CNG The Concerned Nurses Group www.hospitalhub.com/community/cng/index.html
  4. To all nurses, We were happy to see that the media is finally realizing what we as nurses have known all along. That the amount of trained nursing staff on any given floor has a direct relationship with patient healing and safety. Less nursing staff may mean a higher risk of infection, medication errors, missed symptoms and/or an increase in the hospital stay for the patient. We at the CNG, have been fighting for a public recognition of this problem for some time now. We have been calling and writing our legislators, providing information to 20/20 and writing articles. While our voices on the net are only now being heard, it is not time to stop just because 20/20 did a story. It is time to nudge this spark into a roaring fire. The 20/20 story was well done in our opinion. It did however, not go far enough. Towards the end, no solutions were given with the exception that the answer might be to certify or license the Techs, Nursing Assistance, ect... As you well know, this is not enough. An RN spends a minimum of two years training and an LPN a minimum of one. Some states have Certified Nursing Assistance and they do not know the first thing about infection control or anatomy/physiology. Why then are they doing dressing changes and placing Foleys? We are asking all Nurses to let their voices be heard. Call 20/20. Post on their Internet BB. Send this to every nurse you have on your E-mail list. Post this message everywhere you can including any Internet sites you know of. Tell them we must keep the spark alive while adding fuel to the fire. The story was half told. It up to us to let the public know the truth. Remember this. Hospitals are not afraid of the government. Money in the right place buys anything. Same with unions. Hospitals do not fear them either. What they will fear, is an informed public that is demanding to know, who is taking care of their loved ones. A well trained, experienced, educated and Licensed RN. Or a Tech with six weeks training. The fight is up to us. Just remember, the next patient you care for on your understaffed, undertrained floor, may be someone you love. Please, let your voice be heard. The Internet BB are anonymous. Letters, phone calls to 20/20 and you legislators may be anonymous too. Just let your voices be heard. ForMoe Founding Member CNG The Concerned Nurses Group www.hospitalhub.com/community/cng/index.html
  5. ForMoe

    20/20 segment tonight on hospital staffing

    To all nurses, We were happy to see that the media is finally realizing what we as nurses have known all along. That the amount of trained nursing staff on any given floor has a direct relationship with patient healing and safety. Less nursing staff may mean a higher risk of infection, medication errors, missed symptoms and/or an increase in the hospital stay for the patient. We at the CNG, have been fighting for a public recognition of this problem for some time now. We have been calling and writing our legislators, providing information to 20/20 and writing articles. While our voices on the net are only now being heard, it is not time to stop just because 20/20 did a story. It is time to nudge this spark into a roaring fire. The 20/20 story was well done in our opinion. It did however, not go far enough. Towards the end, no solutions were given with the exception that the answer might be to certify or license the Techs, Nursing Assistance, ect... As you well know, this is not enough. An RN spends a minimum of two years training and an LPN a minimum of one. Some states have Certified Nursing Assistance and they do not know the first thing about infection control or anatomy/physiology. Why then are they doing dressing changes and placing Foleys? We are asking all Nurses to let their voices be heard. Call 20/20. Post on their Internet BB. Send this to every nurse you have on your E-mail list. Post this message everywhere you can including any Internet sites you know of. Tell them we must keep the spark alive while adding fuel to the fire. The story was half told. It up to us to let the public know the truth. Remember this. Hospitals are not afraid of the government. Money in the right place buys anything. Same with unions. Hospitals do not fear them either. What they will fear, is an informed public that is demanding to know, who is taking care of their loved ones. A well trained, experienced, educated and Licensed RN. Or a Tech with six weeks training. The fight is up to us. Just remember, the next patient you care for on your understaffed, undertrained floor, may be someone you love. Please, let your voice be heard. The Internet BB are anonymous. Letters, phone calls to 20/20 and you legislators may be anonymous too. Just let your voices be heard. ForMoe Founding Member CNG The Concerned Nurses Group www.hospitalhub.com/community/cng/index.html
  6. ForMoe

    ABC 20/20 nursing story on Nov 26th

    To all nurses, We were happy to see that the media is finally realizing what we as nurses have known all along. That the amount of trained nursing staff on any given floor has a direct relationship with patient healing and safety. Less nursing staff may mean a higher risk of infection, medication errors, missed symptoms and/or an increase in the hospital stay for the patient. We at the CNG, have been fighting for a public recognition of this problem for some time now. We have been calling and writing our legislators, providing information to 20/20 and writing articles. While our voices on the net are only now being heard, it is not time to stop just because 20/20 did a story. It is time to nudge this spark into a roaring fire. The 20/20 story was well done in our opinion. It did however, not go far enough. Towards the end, no solutions were given with the exception that the answer might be to certify or license the Techs, Nursing Assistance, ect... As you well know, this is not enough. An RN spends a minimum of two years training and an LPN a minimum of one. Some states have Certified Nursing Assistance and they do not know the first thing about infection control or anatomy/physiology. Why then are they doing dressing changes and placing Foleys? We are asking all Nurses to let their voices be heard. Call 20/20. Post on their Internet BB. Send this to every nurse you have on your E-mail list. Post this message everywhere you can including any Internet sites you know of. Tell them we must keep the spark alive while adding fuel to the fire. The story was half told. It up to us to let the public know the truth. Remember this. Hospitals are not afraid of the government. Money in the right place buys anything. Same with unions. Hospitals do not fear them either. What they will fear, is an informed public that is demanding to know, who is taking care of their loved ones. A well trained, experienced, educated and Licensed RN. Or a Tech with six weeks training. The fight is up to us. Just remember, the next patient you care for on your understaffed, undertrained floor, may be someone you love. Please, let your voice be heard. The Internet BB are anonymous. Letters, phone calls to 20/20 and you legislators may be anonymous too. Just let your voices be heard. ForMoe Founding Member CNG The Concerned Nurses Group www.hospitalhub.com/community/cng/index.html
  7. ForMoe

    ABC 20/20 nursing story on Nov 26th

    To all nurses, We were happy to see that the media is finally realizing what we as nurses have known all along. That the amount of trained nursing staff on any given floor has a direct relationship with patient healing and safety. Less nursing staff may mean a higher risk of infection, medication errors, missed symptoms and/or an increase in the hospital stay for the patient. We at the CNG, have been fighting for a public recognition of this problem for some time now. We have been calling and writing our legislators, providing information to 20/20 and writing articles. While our voices on the net are only now being heard, it is not time to stop just because 20/20 did a story. It is time to nudge this spark into a roaring fire. The 20/20 story was well done in our opinion. It did however, not go far enough. Towards the end, no solutions were given with the exception that the answer might be to certify or license the Techs, Nursing Assistance, ect... As you well know, this is not enough. An RN spends a minimum of two years training and an LPN a minimum of one. Some states have Certified Nursing Assistance and they do not know the first thing about infection control or anatomy/physiology. Why then are they doing dressing changes and placing Foleys? We are asking all Nurses to let their voices be heard. Call 20/20. Post on their Internet BB. Send this to every nurse you have on your E-mail list. Post this message everywhere you can including any Internet sites you know of. Tell them we must keep the spark alive while adding fuel to the fire. The story was half told. It up to us to let the public know the truth. Remember this. Hospitals are not afraid of the government. Money in the right place buys anything. Same with unions. Hospitals do not fear them either. What they will fear, is an informed public that is demanding to know, who is taking care of their loved ones. A well trained, experienced, educated and Licensed RN. Or a Tech with six weeks training. The fight is up to us. Just remember, the next patient you care for on your understaffed, undertrained floor, may be someone you love. Please, let your voice be heard. The Internet BB are anonymous. Letters, phone calls to 20/20 and you legislators may be anonymous too. Just let your voices be heard. ForMoe Founding Member CNG The Concerned Nurses Group www.hospitalhub.com/community/cng/index.html
  8. ForMoe

    ABC 20/20 nursing story on Nov 26th

    To all nurses, We were happy to see that the media is finally realizing what we as nurses have known all along. That the amount of trained nursing staff on any given floor has a direct relationship with patient healing and safety. Less nursing staff may mean a higher risk of infection, medication errors, missed symptoms and/or an increase in the hospital stay for the patient. We at the CNG, have been fighting for a public recognition of this problem for some time now. We have been calling and writing our legislators, providing information to 20/20 and writing articles. While our voices on the net are only now being heard, it is not time to stop just because 20/20 did a story. It is time to nudge this spark into a roaring fire. The 20/20 story was well done in our opinion. It did however, not go far enough. Towards the end, no solutions were given with the exception that the answer might be to certify or license the Techs, Nursing Assistance, ect... As you well know, this is not enough. An RN spends a minimum of two years training and an LPN a minimum of one. Some states have Certified Nursing Assistance and they do not know the first thing about infection control or anatomy/physiology. Why then are they doing dressing changes and placing Foleys? We are asking all Nurses to let their voices be heard. Call 20/20. Post on their Internet BB. Send this to every nurse you have on your E-mail list. Post this message everywhere you can including any Internet sites you know of. Tell them we must keep the spark alive while adding fuel to the fire. The story was half told. It up to us to let the public know the truth. Remember this. Hospitals are not afraid of the government. Money in the right place buys anything. Same with unions. Hospitals do not fear them either. What they will fear, is an informed public that is demanding to know, who is taking care of their loved ones. A well trained, experienced, educated and Licensed RN. Or a Tech with six weeks training. The fight is up to us. Just remember, the next patient you care for on your understaffed, undertrained floor, may be someone you love. Please, let your voice be heard. The Internet BB are anonymous. Letters, phone calls to 20/20 and you legislators may be anonymous too. Just let your voices be heard. ForMoe Founding Member CNG The Concerned Nurses Group www.hospitalhub.com/community/cng/index.html
  9. ForMoe

    20/20 segment tonight on hospital staffing

    Hey WebNurse, Your a little late in getting started but welcome to the band wagon. Several nurses over the past year got together and formed the Concerned Nurses Group. We are hosted by HospitalHub.com. We have been writting letters to legislators, giving info to 20/20 for their story, writting and publishing articles. Nurses need to be heard. Keep encourageing them to do so. If you want to see our articles, visit www.hospitalhub.com/community/cng/index.html Sincerely, ForMoe [This message has been edited by ForMoe (edited November 29, 1999).] [This message has been edited by ForMoe (edited November 29, 1999).]
  10. RED ALERT---Call/E-mail everyone!!! ABC 20/20 story is on for Nov 26th as told to me by Silvia Johnson herself Pass it on Read this from Silvia; Thanks. I hope a lot of people will see the story. The AHA president is already doing damage control -- interestingly, not by alleging that our story is wrong. That would be a stretch, given the number of nurses I've heard from. Best, Sylvia Johnson ABC 20/20
  11. ForMoe

    Nursing is pathetic...

    First. Congrats nursedude. AGH went union this week. Second... RED ALERT---Call/E-mail everyone!!! ABC 20/20 story is on for Nov 26th as told to me by Silvia Johnson herself Pass it on Read this from Silvia; Thanks. I hope a lot of people will see the story. The AHA president is already doing damage control -- interestingly, not by alleging that our story is wrong. That would be a stretch, given the number of nurses I've heard from. Best, Sylvia Johnson ABC 20/20
  12. RED ALERT---Call/E-mail everyone!!! ABC 20/20 story is on for Nov 26th as told to me by Silvia Johnson herself Pass it on Read this from Silvia; Thanks. I hope a lot of people will see the story. The AHA president is already doing damage control -- interestingly, not by alleging that our story is wrong. That would be a stretch, given the number of nurses I've heard from. Best, Sylvia Johnson ABC 20/20
  13. ForMoe

    poor staffing and new grad

    RED ALERT---Call/E-mail everyone!!! ABC 20/20 story is on for Nov 26th as told to me by Silvia Johnson herself Pass it on Read this from Silvia; Thanks. I hope a lot of people will see the story. The AHA president is already doing damage control -- interestingly, not by alleging that our story is wrong. That would be a stretch, given the number of nurses I've heard from. Best, Sylvia Johnson ABC 20/20
  14. ForMoe

    Why did you go into Nursing?

    RED ALERT---Call/E-mail everyone!!! ABC 20/20 Nursing story is on for Nov 26th Pass it on Read this from Silvia; Thanks. I hope a lot of people will see the story. The AHA president is already doing damage control -- interestingly, not by alleging that our story is wrong. That would be a stretch, given the number of nurses I've heard from. Sylvia Johnson ABC 20/20
  15. RED ALERT---Call/E-mail everyone!!! ABC 20/20 Nursing story is on for Nov 26th Pass it on Read this from Silvia; Thanks. I hope a lot of people will see the story. The AHA president is already doing damage control -- interestingly, not by alleging that our story is wrong. That would be a stretch, given the number of nurses I've heard from. Sylvia Johnson ABC 20/20 [This message has been edited by ForMoe (edited November 23, 1999).]
  16. RED ALERT---Call/E-mail everyone!!! ABC 20/20 Nursing story is on for the 26th Pass it on Read this from Silvia; Thanks. I hope a lot of people will see the story. The AHA president is already doing damage control -- interestingly, not by alleging that our story is wrong. That would be a stretch, given the number of nurses I've heard from. Sylvia
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