I don’t know where your info is coming from but it is dated and incorrect. Mandatory breaks are important. Unlike most jobs you can’t predict conditions in nursing and Check your boobs mine tried to kill me shirt mandatory breaks would force adequate staffing. I’ve never seen a nurse assigned to more than four patients and that was outpatient
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I’ve not heard of or see a Orderly since the 80’s Cynthia Etchen I’m trying to figure out what era your living in . I was hospitalized this past December . There was 1 nurse and 1 Aide during the night shift , There were 2 nurses and 3 care aides because of new admitting . The first day was fine but during the night and the next day was crazy because in the morning of the second they sent staff home by mid morning it crazy I was on strong I V medication so was suppose to be monitored as well as a diabetic I seen my nurse twice because of over load the aide once the next day the nurse came in at 9 AM Check your boobs mine tried to kill me shirt she started to do the meds etc but was interrupted she got back at 11 still she tried to finish again she was called away she did her best but my I V pain meds I went with out for 13 hours as well as my 2 other IV meds . After her shift she came back to the hospital and told me she was sorry . this was the same the next day under staff over worked not only the patients suffer the staff does too . Who’s fault is that . I say it is because this country is all about profit till the government wake up start realizing that people are more important that the money they get from lobbyist nothing will change but get worst.And by the way, during the rare times a nurse can sit and do nothing, this is good. It means the patients are all okay. We nurses do not have to be quelling crises all the time. Patients doing well is the goal, isn’t it!
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And what rock did you just crawl from under!! I worked healthcare for 40 years and rarely got a 30 min lunch break in 12 hours and I worked large 250+ and small, and all the same. As for peeing, well let’s just say I have a lot of bladder and kidney issues that other women ( those not on the medical field) do not have. It is a proven fact that people who do not pee and hold it have bladder/kidney trouble as they age. So those of you who think that nurses live on easy street , please feel free to cram that easy street where the sun don’t shine!! I haven’t seen seven bed wards since the 1980s. And it’s the JC for at least the past five years not JCAHO.