I am not discrediting my position. This is how a typical small hospital works in rural area. Staff is called in when needed, if the Charge nurse deems it necessary. I worked in a small hospital in the rural Midwest. This is already normal procedure. I go from baby fever to no more kids real quick shirt Patients take precidence over staffing “breaks.” They just simply work their breaks around patients when necessary. They clock in and out using Kronos timecards to keep track of their time.
I go from baby fever to no more kids real quick shirt
I worked at a small rural CAH. But I have been a patient at a several U of M’s. They have a 7:1 patient to nurse ratio usually. Two nurses is MORE than adequate for most CAH’s as they are generally not full on the floor. Most CAH’s have only 2 beds in their ER’s and generally only one bed is used. I have seen only 2 patients in the ER once or twice during that 11 years. I have several nurse friends that worked in larger hospitals in AZ that had a 7:1 patient to nurse ratio. CAH’s are small rural hospitals. They typically don’t have more than one floor. They are only required by law to have 23-25 beds. Rooms are generally 10×12 ft. square.
It is more than adequate and does not need to change. Patients take precedent over “a break.” The nursing staff can return to break when the emergency is over or staffing is adequate. All that is required is that they have a 2, 1/2 hour lunch breaks and 2, 15 minute breaks during a 12-hour shift. I go from baby fever to no more kids real quick shirt The law here does NOT say the break need be continuous. After all patients take precidence. You clock in and out using Kronos timecard to keep track of it all. I wish my brother could suprise my niece like this. Hes n the military stationed n Germany an lord only knows whn she will get to see him seein hea remarried n is prolly goin elsewhere one he is finished there.