Duluth Unsafe Staffing Chart (#3)

25 Jun

5 Responses to “Duluth Unsafe Staffing Chart (#3)”

  1. Steve June 26, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    This is over forty FTE’s. This is CRISIS. We have to stand strong to fix this.

  2. sue June 26, 2010 at 3:34 am #

    OMG, I work on one of the top 10 units. I am tired now. I just worked a stretch where we were short every day. We were short 2-3 workers. Yet according to St. Mary’s we don’t have a staffing issue. God help me to “DO NO HARM”!!

  3. Naomi English MPH, RN June 28, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Wow! I like that you’ve presented it in this format. Where are the regulatory agencies when it comes to staffing? Probably nowhere. Stay strong, Duluthites! Together, we’re bringing issues to the public discourse that haven’t been discussed before. RN power is building, all over this nation!

  4. Mark Graban July 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    What are the RN/pt ratios in those cases? Were the shifts unstaffed due to low census?

    You may have a great point here if needed staff positions are not being staffed to their normal levels. Why is that? I’m not sure I am getting the whole story here.


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