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  1. Roda dendron

    Is this even Legal?

    We normally have 3 nurses working per shift but i have a coming up shift where Im the only one on the schedule to work this particular day. I was told that they have tired to get other nurses to come help that day but are not having any luck. its a 16 bed unit. If im the only one who shows up that day not only will i be charge, admit, discharge nurse but ill also have 16 pts to assess and chart on. Is this even Legal? What do I do in a situation such as this?
  2. Roda dendron

    Is this even Legal?

    Thanks everyone for your input.
  3. Hello everyone I work on a 16 pt unit. Over the past year I have seen many nurses leave and no new nurses hired. We are working with the bare minimum and it has been hard and stressful these past few weeks. To make it even harder we have three more nurses leaving at the end of the month and one going part time, Making a total of 11 nurses that have left over the past 12 months. We are lucky if we have 2 nurses on the floor and 2 techs each shift. I work on a psych ward the lack of hands on deck makes it scary when the pts get violent, safety has become a big concern for us. Im just wondering why they are not working hard to get us new staff. Their reply for this poor Productivity and not enough money. Our company was recently bought out by another company and I'm wondering if they have plans to shut us down. My gut keeps telling me to transfer to another floor. When I was hired I was under the impression that I would eventually get to work my 3 12 hour shifts back to back so I could spend more time with my family. But they have me flopping between 12 hr day shift and 8 hr evening shifts. Yes this particular floor does 12 hr shifts and 8 hr shifts and it makes it hard for me to spend time with my 8 year old daughter sometimes i go days without seeing her. Thankfully I have made it one year into my contract and I am eligible for a transfer at this point. I would greatly appreciate some advice and some input on this situation and do you believe they may be preparing to shut down this unit and if so should I make my move now?
  4. Roda dendron

    Is this even Legal?

    Ive asked if anyone can float and My reply was "theres no one else who can float from another floor, we are going to call XYZ but they are short staffed too." And that was my ANM who told me that.
  5. Roda dendron

    Haunted Hospitals/Units

    My very first nursing job was at an Assisted living facility. While doing med pass on the 2nd floor of the facility I would always see a Dark figure out of the corner of my eye coming down the hall, I would look up to see which pt was coming for their morning meds, as I would look up the dark shadow would disappear. later I was talking to another nurse who worked that wing and they too said they saw the same shadow. They say when a person passes you should open a window to set the soul free. Sadly we had pt pass on that wing of the unit to pass prior to me accepting my position, and unfortunately the windows in the facility did not open on the 2nd floor.
  6. Roda dendron

    Haunted Hospitals/Units

    The ghosts are nurses from the past who cant rest due to short staffing issues LOL
  7. Roda dendron

    Unsafe on the Psych Ward.

    I work on a 16 bed unit. When I first started a year ago we had safe nurse pt ratios. Here recently we are lucky if we have 2 nurses and 1 tech on most days. In the past year i have seen many nurses leave and more to go soon, and no new nurses being replaced. The floor has recently renovated the rooms but I can't help but to feel that they may be shutting this unit down soon. The higher up's are not making any strides to hire and train new nurses and the staff that we have left are burnt out and we fear our safety. We have psychotic pts who get violent. Is there any way that staff can find out if a floor is going to shut down soon? is there anyone staff can call to report the short staffing without backlash if found out? I am in in a contract and I am a new nurse (RN). Any advice is appreciated thanks!
  8. Roda dendron

    How can I tell if my unit is going to close down?

    They have actually spent a lot of money on renovating our unit as well here recently.
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