Jane Ingram's Comments
It is a nurse's responsibility to ensure the patient is sufficiently hydrated and this duty can be delegated. However, if the nurse cannot be bothered, then we have no choice but to prescribe fluids to prevent deaths.
Comment on: Is the title Ward sister outdated?
I totally agree with James Bird and do not understand why the majority of nurses cannot stand up and be counted, instead of hiding behind 'anonymous'.
Comment on: Failure regime looms as trust faces bankruptcy
Please get real and realise that no business can continually run at a loss and expect to remain. This would apply equally to public or private services and the 'rip off PFI scheme' referred to by the Union rep. was presumably legally agreed by those running the trust. Again you are all looking to blame the private sector, rather than poor hospital management.
This is an excellent idea and one that the Private Sector have been subject to for the past 20 years. It is also monitored, in the Private Sector, by the Care Quality Commission, and that must apply to Hospitals also. Otherwise it is pointless to introduce this change, if there is to be no audit trail.
Comment on: New England chief nursing officer named
Yes, you are entitled to air your views, but why oh why are you not committed enough to put you name to your ramblings, instead of hiding behind 'Anonymous'?
Comment on: Chief nurse: 'look after each other'
If you believe in your comments and feel they should be heard, then why are the majority of contributors hiding behind Anonymous?
Comment on: Why are nurses still afraid of opioids?
If this finding directly affects your practice, then surely as part of continuing professional development you should make yourself familiar with opioid administration and the law in relation to this subject.
Nurses above have made some very valid points - both for and against the use of badges. But why or why can nurses not put their names to their views? We are required to advocate on behalf of patients, but many seem to be unwilling to stand up and be counted on their own behalf. Why?
While nurses continue to complain about conditions, but are not prepared to put their names to their complaints, then Management will continue to bully them.
Comment on: Should nurses be taught how to make beds?
It disturbs me too, that you can feel free to offend others, who have written with passion and probably in haste, but you are unable to give your name.