Unsafe Staffing Story: I wouldn’t send my own family to the hospital I work at!

13 Feb

MNA Nurses fill out hundreds of Concern For Safe Staffing forms online each month. The story below is just one example of how unsafe staffing conditions inside Minnesota hospitals continue to have negative – and sometimes even deadly – consequences for patients and nurses. (Note: Due to HIPAA privacy laws for patients and concerns for potential workplace retaliation by employers against RNs, we do not identify the specific nurse and/or patient(s) involved in each story in this space.)

Today’s Story: I don’t feel patients are being safely monitored on this unit. With all the cardiac, respiratory, fall risk, and incontinence issues that the majority of  cardiacpatients have; it’s not safe for one nurse to adequately monitor 6 patients. I wouldn’t want my family or loved ones to be there, and I can’t recommend our unit to anyone that asks how the care is at [my hospital].

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