Comment on: 'Empty promises from the NMC will not suffice'
the NMC is clearly not fit for purpose but it expects nurses to continue to fund it and its mistakes by increasing the cost of remaining on the register-I don't think so. Like many organisations today it exists only to keep it's highly paid staff in the manner to which they have become accustomed to. There appears to be no concern for nurses or patients within the organisation. They should be treated in the same way as the niurse who they find is not competent.
Comment on: Are nurses sunbathing while HCAs do the work?
as a staff nurse I would love nothing better that to spend more time at the bedside,but I am afraid with the levels of trained nurses available on wards ,not to mention the ever growing mound of paper work required ,we are unable to do so.
I totally agree with what has been said here, management make the rules without knowledge of the real world. Do not put the onus on nurses to work round their edicts. If problem solving in this issue was so easy then let managers manage it.
I work in a unit that has been recently upgraded as a single room unit,containing 12 rooms.Primarily we were meant to take CDT +ve patients but the reallity is we are taking anyone ,including acutely ill patients. None of our patients are observable and we have to ensure regular -at least 1/2 hourly ,visits are made to them,and even more frequent if need be.We are extremely short staffed and none of the interiors are visible without going into the rooms. A large proportoin of our patients are elderly and have a high requirement of nursingi nterventions, obviously a lot of time is spent in care delivery in most rooms. Many patients have expressed concern about being in single rooms-trapped, imprissoned,lonely are some of the expressions used and some are clearly becoming depressed by their isolation.We make a concious effort to spend time ,socially with our patients but we have difficulty in finding enough time. It is not always desirable to have just single rooms. Pior to the opening of this unit we nursed our patients on a cohort ward with bays and our results for the containment of CDT were just as good as they are now.
where's the infection control team in all this?