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Nurse campaign calls for minimum 4:1 staffing ratio


Good Luck, I too will sign. I normally look after 8 acutely ill patients with a Care Assistant I share with another nurse. These patients are elderly and at least six of them cannot change their position without 2 people to help. Usually only one can get to the toilet independantly and at least two need feeding as they are unable to do this themselves. Besides all the Basic Activities of living, all need assistance with medication. IVI, Ulcer Dressings, Discharge, Admission, Documentation, Family & Friends questions, doctors's request, cleaning commodes. This is too much for any nurse in a shift. Get senior nurses in management back with the patients where they can make a direct difference to improve care and motivate the rest of the staff. Give the paper work clerk/secretaries. Money can be found for less important things, lets shout loud at the top of the hills to be heard.

Posted date

11 June, 2013

Posted time

7:52 pm