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by KalipsoRed21 KalipsoRed21, BSN (Member) Member Nurse

KalipsoRed21 is a BSN and specializes in Currently: Home Health.

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I like you nursing....almost love....but the constant emotional abuse kinda prevents me to getting to the point of saying, “I LOVE my job.” The most I can muster is, “Well, I like taking care of my patients.” Administrative creep and ensuring the “right“ supporting statements in to my documentation so that we can get “Max reimbursements” really diminishes most of the joy I have in patient care. Because who really enjoys spending 10 minutes assessing a patient and glancing at their record and the next 45 charting about it? We pay too much money for care as a society to be giving such poor service as a profession. I know no one is trying to give poor service, the industry is just set up that way. And because we care beyond the boundaries of a stated job, we spend to much time trying to hit these unattainable time goals for patient care while spending less and less time with those we care about the most in the name of duty. It isn’t honorable, it’s stupid. And on one’s death bed one will not reminisce happily about spending all the extra paid or unpaid time at work doing “the right thing”, one instead will regret all the pointless hours spent on pointless paper work instead of with those you love....because you are a nurse, you know how short time is, and yet we are letting paperwork dictate our lives and separate us from our families....for what? Insurance coverage? Shameful, not noble.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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No argument here that the delivery of healthcare has turned into an ugly hot mess. The last few years of my last bedside job I was strictly in survival mode. This was a sad state for both nurse and pt, and all too common in the hospital setting. You just have to remember that this is not your fault. My mindset was I will be the best professional nurse I can be for my patients while at the same time not compromising my personal self. I did not work OT unless I wanted to, i did not stay and chart late etc. It doesnt take long to figure out that admin isnt doing you any favors in return. Sad what it has turned into bc it really didnt used to be like it is now.

Take care of yourself KalipsoRed21 bc you are right, your family, friends, your life, are worth it, right now and in the end!!

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OUxPhys has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology.

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On 11/29/2019 at 8:10 PM, KalipsoRed21 said:

I like you nursing....almost love....but the constant emotional abuse kinda prevents me to getting to the point of saying, “I LOVE my job.” The most I can muster is, “Well, I like taking care of my patients.” Administrative creep and ensuring the “right“ supporting statements in to my documentation so that we can get “Max reimbursements” really diminishes most of the joy I have in patient care. Because who really enjoys spending 10 minutes assessing a patient and glancing at their record and the next 45 charting about it? We pay too much money for care as a society to be giving such poor service as a profession. I know no one is trying to give poor service, the industry is just set up that way. And because we care beyond the boundaries of a stated job, we spend to much time trying to hit these unattainable time goals for patient care while spending less and less time with those we care about the most in the name of duty. It isn’t honorable, it’s stupid. And on one’s death bed one will not reminisce happily about spending all the extra paid or unpaid time at work doing “the right thing”, one instead will regret all the pointless hours spent on pointless paper work instead of with those you love....because you are a nurse, you know how short time is, and yet we are letting paperwork dictate our lives and separate us from our families....for what? Insurance coverage? Shameful, not noble.

Sad but true. Im just buying my time until a sweet outpatient or procedural gig opens up.

 

 

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I think your rant reflects the thoughts of many nurses out there, definitely reflects mine. 

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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Agreed. Healthcare has gone corporate in a painful way.

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noyesno has 9 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP.

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Did 9 years (at the bedside). 

Left me with physical illnesses and emotional problems (burnout, anxiety). 

It's a sad state of affairs. 

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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This is timely. I got the results of our now heavily audited charting. I had imperfections and will need to correct them ASAP. There were a couple of missing sedation scores and I wasn't on time with my pain reassessment.

It was like I had killed someone or something.

Patient care these days is measured by how pretty your charting is. The charting requirements keep going up, but time for patients is declining to make this happen.

My manager understands. She is a veteran of many decades who doesn't like the changes either, but JCHAO requirements are unforgiving and we need to stay compliant to keep our jobs. A lot of the joy of nursing is getting harder to find.

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InfraNyte specializes in Medsurg, ortho.

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I have been working at the same place since I graduated. People ask me, "Do you like your job?" And you really summed up how I feel about it. I love being able to take care of people, and if I could spend my time doing that instead of worrying about all of the charting constantly, I know I would be a better nurse.

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