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Hospital Taking Patient Satisfaction Scores Way Too Serious

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Hospital Taking Patient Satisfaction Scores Way Too Serious

CHICAGO, IL – “Simply outrageous,” were comments expressed by physicians and nurses in regards to how hospital administrators were implementing new management policies at Mercy Hospital. Administrators are informing…

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nonewgrads:

THIS IS THE PORTRAIT OF THE NURSING SHORTAGE

THIS IS THE AMERICAN NURSING SHORTAGE

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boluscoffeestat:

Overhead paging calls CODE BLUE
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Code team assembles:
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Everyone on the unit is like: 

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And the patient is sitting there eating their jello:

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I accepted a full-time RN position at our university’s medical center in a brand new geriatric psych unit that is currently being built. ← that is a sentence I NEVER thought I would say for 2 reasons:
1. I never thought I’d get a job!! I kept hitting dead end after dead end…I was so discouraged.
2. There are two specialties I had very little to no interest in: Ortho & Psych. I’ve always had an interest in helping Vets with PTSD but that’s basically where it ended.

But here I am, staff nurse on a Geri psych unit. If you are a nurse you know the struggle of being a new grad and if you’re a student…prepare yourself. You apply for any and all open positions and PRAY for a call. Now knowing how little interest I actually had in psych I debated the decision to apply extensively but decided to go for it seeing as it was geriatric and because of comorbidities….there is bound to be a med-surgery aspect to it. There is a 4 month probation period and after that….if I’m unhappy, I can apply for other positions internally.

All that being said, I am a firm believer in everything happening for a reason. The pieces fell into place for this position perfectly and its a totally different experience. Who knows? Maybe I will love it. Im going in with a positive attitude and to give it my all. Any psych nurses, geri psych nurses have any advice?

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FAO Doctors: How to get on/work with nurses

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Ohhhh, controversial!!! Wanted to post something like this for a while. Let’s go!

So I am going to break this down into bullet points on what I think doctors should do to get along with the nursing staff and work with them so that there is no animosity. Often times I see doctors acting like…

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adenosinetriesphosphate:

Aftermath of a Code Crimson at my hospital the other night. My friend works in the ER and took this photo and sent me the following:

      “Car rolled three times, became on fire. Transported to us for intubation then supposed to be transferred to ________ [higher acuity hospital omitted for HIPPA reasons] but then she coded. She was a mess. Blood everywhere. Bones sticking out of the skin. Adipose tissue out. Depressed frontal skull fracture. Mid forties. She died.”

The aftermath of a life not saved.

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This is the attitude that I am trying desperately to adopt. My job prospects at the moment are not any better but I have no control over the amount of jobs in the area. I know that when its meant to be it’ll happen so I’m putting my future in the hands of a higher power. I’m going to stay positive, calm and keep on applying for positions! Anyone else in the same boat?

This is the attitude that I am trying desperately to adopt. My job prospects at the moment are not any better but I have no control over the amount of jobs in the area. I know that when its meant to be it’ll happen so I’m putting my future in the hands of a higher power. I’m going to stay positive, calm and keep on applying for positions! Anyone else in the same boat?

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INTERVIEWING/FINDING A JOB AS A NEW GRAD?
As I write this, I may or may not be slightly bitter.
I went through the “best nursing program in the region”. I paid outrageous prices, I kept my GPA above a 3.6 and I jumped through every flaming hoop they set in my way all because “the nurses we produce get hired”.
I’ve talked to people in multiple organizations in the area, they all say grad’s from this particular school’s program get their resumes put right on top, so maybe the nurses they produce do get hired. What they failed to tell us was that while there is a nursing shortage in a lot of places, there isn’t one here.
We have graduates from 3 different schools in the area all vying for the same positions. In this area we have 2 organizations that monopolize the hospitals within the region (7 to be exact), and one university hospital. One of those organizations (who controls 4 of those hospitals) only hires new graduates within their residency program. It’s made very clear that they interview and hire their internal applicants first (aides who finished school or students who did clinical there). I made it to the final interview process (not being internal, one of the handful who were not and one of two from my program) and was called two days later; unfortunately it wasn’t the call I wanted. I was told I interviewed very well and had their been one more spot, I would’ve had it but they had to take their internal applicants first. URGH.
Back to square one. The job board for the other organization had ZERO jobs for a few weeks. There was ONE on the university hospitals. I applied, but wasn’t holding my breath as I was told it was REALLY hard to get an interview there, let alone get hired. The next week rolled around and 4 jobs popped up on the organizations board…mind you this organization is the one I did my clinical rotations in, as it’s ran by the me organization that runs the college I went to and they “like the retain the nurses they produce”.
I’ve heard nothing from that organization. Zilch, zero, nada. Neither has anyone else, so much for retaining the nurses you produce. However, I did receive call from the university and have an interview tomorrow morning. I’m trying to stay positive as this would be an incredible opportunity but at the same time, I’m feeling like they just need to interview so many people before they can offer the position to an internal applicant.
If things don’t start looking up soon, I’m considering moving to somewhere that actually needs nurses.

INTERVIEWING/FINDING A JOB AS A NEW GRAD?

As I write this, I may or may not be slightly bitter.

I went through the “best nursing program in the region”. I paid outrageous prices, I kept my GPA above a 3.6 and I jumped through every flaming hoop they set in my way all because “the nurses we produce get hired”.

I’ve talked to people in multiple organizations in the area, they all say grad’s from this particular school’s program get their resumes put right on top, so maybe the nurses they produce do get hired. What they failed to tell us was that while there is a nursing shortage in a lot of places, there isn’t one here.

We have graduates from 3 different schools in the area all vying for the same positions. In this area we have 2 organizations that monopolize the hospitals within the region (7 to be exact), and one university hospital. One of those organizations (who controls 4 of those hospitals) only hires new graduates within their residency program. It’s made very clear that they interview and hire their internal applicants first (aides who finished school or students who did clinical there). I made it to the final interview process (not being internal, one of the handful who were not and one of two from my program) and was called two days later; unfortunately it wasn’t the call I wanted. I was told I interviewed very well and had their been one more spot, I would’ve had it but they had to take their internal applicants first. URGH.

Back to square one. The job board for the other organization had ZERO jobs for a few weeks. There was ONE on the university hospitals. I applied, but wasn’t holding my breath as I was told it was REALLY hard to get an interview there, let alone get hired. The next week rolled around and 4 jobs popped up on the organizations board…mind you this organization is the one I did my clinical rotations in, as it’s ran by the me organization that runs the college I went to and they “like the retain the nurses they produce”.

I’ve heard nothing from that organization. Zilch, zero, nada. Neither has anyone else, so much for retaining the nurses you produce. However, I did receive call from the university and have an interview tomorrow morning. I’m trying to stay positive as this would be an incredible opportunity but at the same time, I’m feeling like they just need to interview so many people before they can offer the position to an internal applicant.

If things don’t start looking up soon, I’m considering moving to somewhere that actually needs nurses.

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mydaywasworsethanyours:

…and then I have to tell him his surgery has been pushed back because of an emergency.

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