My supervisors did not care at all about what was going on during the shift like the bullying that went on there. I was also not happy with my pay with what my job duties were. Along with my co-workers and supervisors being disrespectful behind my back the hourly pay rate was not enough for the duties the job entitled to. The work hours and crazy schedule was also a point of the job that I really did not like as I always worked late at night and hardly got any sleep. As I originally stated my work experience at Foodlion was not an enjoyable experience at all.
This was conducted on an adult inpatient medical-surgical unit. The reason for conducting this study was could be limiting the overall effectiveness. This study identified barriers in the areas of workload issues, burdensome rounding logs, missing staff buy-in, patient acuity levels, lack of adequate staff education, and a lack of sustainability. All of these barriers are directly related to the staff caring out the hourly rounds, except the patient acuity level; meaning that if staff can be thoroughly educated on the correct process of hourly rounding, many of these barriers would be eliminated. This study identified that future studies are needed to address these barriers specifically to see if there would be an improvement in hourly rounding effectiveness, but this study recommends that it would be.
He is angry that she rarely has time to visit him. “Bit of free time, drop in and see the old man, eh?” (1159). Katie tells her father that she is busy with work. “And that’s more important than your own father” (1159). Ev is being very hypocritical when he says this, as he was never around during Catherine’s childhood because of his job.
Overtime and marital strain Table 11 revealed that marital strain was not dependent on the duration of overtime spent at the hospitals. The reason may be that overtime was not the problem on regular basis. It depends upon the emergencies occurred at the hospital. The need of professional, skilled nurses will increase as the population ages while the shortage of nurses is the reality already. Nurses are stressed further by inconvenient working hours like extensive working hours, weekend work, evening and night-time work, insufficient breaks during working shift, and even having to take on two jobs in order to make reasonable pay.
I am little shy person and interacting with someone is always challenging for me. On my first day of volunteer work, I was not sure how I am going to interact with people or to what level I am going to provide assistance to them, but I definitely got comfortable a lot quicker than I thought I would. The Darby Glenn nursing home staff is very friendly and helpful. They were caring each resident with respect, warmth and patience. I believed these qualities must need to work in any field to make successful career.
Good critical nurses possess the critical thinking ability to handle emergency situations and equipment but also are compassionate, helping patients and family members through stressful circumstances (Kirpal, 2004). It can be difficult for HR professionals and health care managers to screen potential critical nurse candidates that encompass both critical thinking and empathy characteristics. In addition, many experienced critical care nurses experience burn out from dealing with multiple previous stressful patient encounters and long hours, causing them to leave the nursing profession (Kirpal, 2004). Moreover, to increase efficiency many hospitals expect their nurses to float to other departments to help fill temporary staffing shortages—increasing the stress levels of nurses to learn new skills in unfamiliar environments in short periods of time (Kirpal, 2004). As previously mentioned, younger individuals are not choosing to become nurses, creating an age disparity among nurses in many hospitals (Kirpal, 2004).
Nurse assistants are essential to the care of patients as they do so much of the work that the nurse either doesn’t want to do or does not have time for. They have the most contact with patients and are a vital information gathering source due to that. If compassion wasn’t a part of their makeup they’d be in the wrong line of work as they are constantly having to clean messes, feed people, and so much more. At the facility, there are at least two CNAs on each unit though I know that there are more. I wasn’t counting them because honestly, I didn’t know I was supposed to keep track.
During a recent study, one of the candidates referred to work as a “ward without walls,” because of no patient limit number and little to no influence on the number of employees (Burke, 2013). This lack of influence on the number of workers, mainly nurses who are in direct contact with the patients, force them to work extra hours, take work home, and skip lunch breaks. Stressful work environments bring high demands to health care workers and without the appropriate help to achieve control and solve these problems, high demands create an imbalance between the employee’s effort and the rewards of the heath care field. Moreover, depriving nurses rest time throughout a long work day does not allow them to cope with stress, which results in critical declining of function. Michelle Burke states in her study an important point to remember, “supporting both existing and future workforce is pivotal to ensure high-quality autonomous care” (Burke, 2013).
Due to shortages, nurses often need to work long hours under demanding conditions. Nursing is not a nine to five work; when there is a patient in need of help, nurses don’t leave them there and go home; nurses work overtime almost everyday. Nurses who have not worked in the medical field before may have to work hours way beyond their comfort zone and be expected to become accustomed to the hours. Nurses working in these environments are more likely to making mistakes and medical errors. An unfavorable outcome is that patient quality can suffer, resulting in a range of preventable complications, including medication errors, emergency room overcrowding, and more frightening, increased mortality rates.
The transition is also stressful for the nurse practitioner, thus making the NP feel inadequate, overwhelmed and incompetent. Fortunately, there are steps that can help this transition run smoothly. Incorporating strategies to have a successful transition is not impossible since nursing is one of the largest part of healthcare. Acknowledging the different transition phases, from phase 1 which starts in school and graduate program and phase 4 which ends in graduation to workplace, would make the novice NP be confident. But the phase that stands out the most is phase 2, that includes confusion, emotional stress, and anxiety.
Secondly, many of the employees in the hospitals have fixed job status for a very long time and when there is no scope for any growth, they get frustrated and it is seen in their performance and when they get any offer from other organization even for the same position with higher salary they tend to move out of the organization. Thirdly, I believe that flexibility is very important today with the employees, because if the working hours are not flexible, they tend to either do not prefer working here or when they get the opportunity they move out. So if wee summarize, in my experience I believe that wages, growth and flexibility are the main reasons that cause turnover in the
Some CNAs do not give residents enough time in the mornings or throughout their day to make their own decisions, but many times you cannot blame the CNAs. All CNAs have a set number of residents to take care of in a short amount of time. Because CNAs are on a strict schedule, they are many times forced to speed through their day trying to get all of their residents ready. Consequently, the residents do not get as much decision making as they should. One CNA, which I must mention was fired due to their daily attitude, took a resident from the cafeteria to their room when the resident was not ready to leave.
Disadvantages however are you have to pay close attention to detail, you are working at a face pace declined rapidly and the jobs are being taken by technicians. A pharmacist aide is very important to many people. You may not think so now, but next time you are in pain, just think of who helps you out with your medicine. You’ll think they are super important
According to Stanton, low-staffed hospitals resulted in higher incidences of poor patient outcomes. Such as, UTIs, pneumonia, and fall. However, poor patient outcomes not only result from short-staffed nurses, but can also result from inadequate nursing assistants as well. NAs play a great role in providing basic daily care of patients. These professionals are very crucial in the healthcare industry but sadly, there are NA shortages.