Why #NursesTakeDC, Janet Michaelis RN?
An obvious fact: CARING THOROUGHLY FOR PATIENTS TAKES TIME, yet bedside nurses are too often saddled with impossible workloads we're expected to perform to perfection, while being pushed to push the patients out ASAP. So-called “quality standards” reward "throughput" over thoroughness, demeaning and endangering staff and patients alike.
Meanwhile legacy professional organizations, like the ANA, have spent decades equivocating about the subject of mandatory staffing, allowing cruel and dangerous practices to persist and fester like chronic wounds.
Instead of listening to professional lobbyists, it’s time that legislators hear from us directly for a change!
NursesTakeDC 2018 details here: https://4nursing.blogspot.com/2018/01/nursestakedc-safe-staffing-rally-april.html
Andrew Lopez, RN
Nursefriendly National Directories
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