Thursday, 15 October 2009

Another Safe Staffing Video

I wish I would have posted this below with the other testimony videos.

The man in this video has been a bedside nurse for 6 months. Now he is getting the hell out. Listen to him speak about what happens when you have 6 patients and one goes bad. Now remember that we have 10-15 patients per registered nurse in the UK and rarely a floating a charge nurse. On my ward we never have a floating charge nurse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpJ-icOk1I&feature=related

Take in what these people of saying and spread the word. I am so sick and tired of assholes who think nurses are leaving the bedside because they think they are "above" shit and piss. Shit and piss are probably the best and easiest part of the job when you are a hospital nurse. Those are not the reasons we leave.

BY THE WAY: If any of my dear readers are retired from the bedside nurses who cannot seem to get why today's nurses are freaking out over taking more than 6 patients please look at the testimony in my post below from nurses who trained when you did and are still at the bedside. If you are one of these people who think that the crux of the problem is that today's nurse training is "crap" you especially need to click on this link and get yourself an education.

I'll show you where the caring is when I pull my shoe out of your backside.

Have a great day ya all.

4 comments:

Glamorganist said...
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Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while. I don't work in healthcare, but it doesn't take a genius to realise that you are frequently put in an impossible position.

My husband was in hospital a year ago and it appeared that HCAs (who were very good in fairness) did most of the tasks I would have expected a nurse to do. This was appropriate for my husband who was able to look after himself for the most part.

I can see that if he were confused or bed-ridden this kind of care may not have met his needs though.

Anyway MMN, you give me a real insight into an important area. I am gobsmacked at what you manage to do everyday. Thank God you are there doing it, despite all the crap.

Best wishes, Corinne.

Nurse Anne said...

Thanks Corinne. Not all nurses are angels, there are a few that are completely useless and mean to boot. But the majority of us work like dogs to do our best in an insane working environment. Then these nurses go home after a long day from hell and beat the crap out of themselves for all the things that they were not able to do for their patients.

Re: the deleted comments above Corinne's...is that you Glam?...cat got your tongue love?