Nurses say, “You Should Ask – It’s Your Right to Know”

ambulanceWhen you or a loved one require care in a hospital, do you know if the system is able to deliver the care you deserve?  Can staff adequately respond to your needs?

  • Do you know how many hours your nurse has worked that day?
  • Do you know how many other patients your nurse is caring for besides you?
  • Do you know if your nurse’s workload can be properly managed?

You should ask these questions because the consequences are real.  Imagine yourself as Patient #2 in this nurse’s actual account of a recent shift.

Nurse: “I received a patient assignment at beginning of my shift at 1500. I was made aware at 1500 I would be accepting a transfer from our medical floor. Due to many complexities,  I was not even able to leave my first patient’s room until 1800.  I felt my other patient did not receive the care he should have.”

 

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