Minnesota Nurses Association – June 13 TV Coverage

14 Jun

16 Responses to “Minnesota Nurses Association – June 13 TV Coverage”

  1. rn4ptcare June 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    GO JOHN!!!!!!!

  2. mary lee June 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Great job John. THANK YOU!

  3. MNA RN June 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Yea Johh!…
    We’re glad you’re fighting for us! Well stated!

  4. Helen Thomas June 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    ScabsvilleNewsNetwork: TCH spokeswoman, Maureen “Bagdad Bob” Shriver says everything went smooth as silk, flawless, peachy keen and just swimmingly, during the nurses one day strike. There were acts of exceptional heroism by the scab nurses, as scab nurse Daisy Mae Bubba from Scabsville Arkansas relates: “There I was, just sitting in the lounge watching TV at the fabulous buffet with all the other nurses, waiting for the nursing assistants to come and get us for any…you know….that nursing stuff. A NA came and told me my patient was asking for pain medicine for her bursitis. Well, I finished my foot long sub and had another piece of cheesecake, then went into action. After assessing the situation, and consulting with the managers, I decided to administer six hundred and fifty milligrams of acet-o-min-a-phen. I believe my quick action saved her life. It was almost as gratifying as that time I was working at Hooters and a customer choked on a peanut and I called 911.” Daisy Mae recounts that she returned to the lounge and the rest of her shift went well “except when we ran out of salsa dip, there were some tense moments then”.

    • MNA RN June 15, 2010 at 12:40 am #

      OMG!
      “Oh-my-gosh!”
      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Toooooooooooo Funny!
      Thank you for that! Loved it!

      Please write more!

  5. Jen RN June 15, 2010 at 2:38 am #

    Great Job John! I think its time the public is made aware of the huge responsibilities hospital nurses have. People don’t realize what we do or what we go through every day. The people who come into the hospital today are very sick. I think there are a lot of people out there including upper management (and obviously the consultants they hire) that think we make a lot of money for doing very little…NOT!! We make a large impact in the lives of our patients and it is not easy work by any means. We need to continue to get the word out. Just because we earn a good income does not make us greedy nurses.

  6. Veritas June 16, 2010 at 1:02 am #

    Nice PR work, John Nemo. So now, people are dying, patients are lying in their excrement for three hours. And this is supposed to garner sympathy for RNs? I can’t think of any occurrence at work that would keep me from doing pericare on an incontinent patient for three hours. Long before that, I would have called a circulator to help me with tasks so I could have gotten to that peri care, or I would have asked an NA to get started, and I would be there in five minutes. It doesn’t take that long to finish the job. I would attribute John’s testimony on that one to lousy nursing.

    • MNA RN June 16, 2010 at 1:35 am #

      Veritas:
      Go home or crawl back under your rock… people now know who and what you are… you are disqusting. Go away. You have been exposed as the internet troll that you are. Your words are like smoke and mirrors to distract from what you are and what you stand for… nothing.

  7. MNA RN June 16, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    “The future will not belong to those who sit on the sidelines. The future will not belong to the cynics. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Paul Wellstone

    • MNA RN June 16, 2010 at 1:44 am #

      Minnesota Nurses Association Great strike video from a friend of nurses!

      Nurse Strike.m4v
      http://www.youtube.com
      Minnesota Nurses go on Strike. It’s all patient safety.

  8. MNA RN June 16, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    Great strike video from a friend of nurses! http://bit.ly/bUj6L6

  9. MNA RN June 16, 2010 at 1:51 am #

    Minnesota Nurses Association GREAT STORY on WCCO TV at 5 pm today featuring a Twin Cities patient telling her story about unsafe staffing!Video Library – wcco.com
    http://www.wcco.com
    Watch the latest videos from WCCO-TV and WCCO.COM including breaking news, top stories, weather reports and water cooler video.

  10. MNA RN June 16, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    “I’m not afraid to take a stand, Everybody come take my hand. We’ll Walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm. Just let you know that, you’re not alone.” -Eminem’s “Not Afraid”

    Veritas! We are not afraid! But, it certainly sounds like you are…
    and one more thing that I would like to discuss with you… after you have been on MNA RNs home page we have to keep sweeping up the mouse droppings that you leave… please be a little more conscientious of where you choose to poop!

  11. Beaney June 16, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    Veritas, some hospitals don’t have circulators, like mine. Sometimes we don’t even have an NA. If a nurse is tied up doing an ER admission who then starts to crash, and another needs a drip started and get ready for surgery, I can see how a patients poop would have to wait. It’s horrible, and no patient should ever have to experience that. But I can see how it would happen and probably does, more than you know.

  12. Community Supporter June 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Thank you, John, for your articulate public message. If nurses wait for a good economy to speak the truth it will be too late. No one wants a strike, but the long term outcome both for nurses and hospital patients will be worth the temporary sacrifice.

  13. MNA RN June 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    Great patient story last night on WCCO TV about unsafe staffing! http://bit.ly/dCVmJi

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