Why do I participate in #NursesTakeDC? I do it for my patients! I work in long term care and rehab where patient loads depending on shift and facility can be as many as 60 patients for one nurse! This is beyond stupendous!
While I work day shift, and am not burdened with that many patients, I need to support those nurses that do. On day shift, I have had 20+ patients. Actually, when I worked solely long term care, I was expected to care for 30 patients!
Nurses in hospitals and Nursing homes need to have mandated a maximum number of patients they can care for. It is a matter of patient safety and quite frankly a matter of patient dignity! That is why I have participated and will continue to participate in #NursesTakeDC!
NursesTakeDC 2018 details here: