Comment on: Former Mid Staffs A&E sisters lose appeal bid
"bullying of colleagues, poor care and dishonesty" WOW That relates to a lot of managers Ive worked for, even my last one. Who do I report them to? Can I do it online? Seriously, scalps were needed and theirs were chosen.
Trained staffing levels in care homes must be increased. At present many homes have HCA in charge of units. They have not had the training nor do they understand interactions of drugs. In one case a HCA was giving a new resident digoxin because he had bought it in with im. It was his wifes digoxin and he had a pacer!!! There was 1 RN to 71 residents This is not enough to give even basic care. The care providers dont care, they would cut it back further.
Comment on: Genetic effects of shift work examined
I worked nights for 23 years, most of that 7 on 7 off. I haven't worked nights for 15 years but still have sleep problems, often being awake for up to 48 hrs. Even after going that time I will sleep for 7-8 hours. A good run is a few nights of 5 - 6 hours sleep. Thankfully I now have Facebook with games, twitter and newspapers on line
Comment on: Midlands trust drops ward manager title
As long as the uniform indicated the job they do and not simply a badge change Nice to see the buckle still in use
Tired & stressed out nurses have always made mistakes and wrong decisions. It has been talked about for years but nothing has been done to alleviate the problem, This was one of the reasons working hours for nurses was reduced from 48 to 37.7 hours. However, gradually because of the overlap in the afternoon the 12 hour shifts was brought in by managers. So the problem remains nurses make most mistakes and bad decisions towards the end of their shift