What are other factors impacting nursing care?

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What are other factors impacting nursing care?

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Impossible jobs lead to burnout and high turnover. They are spending an inordinate amount of time on things that don’t require the expertise of nurses: maintaining a clean environment, delivering and clearing food trays, transporting patients around the hospital. These things could be done by other people…or systems. Hospitals are extremely slow in adopting these technologies. They still use labor where other industries long ago realized they don’t need labor (and have switched to computerization). Q: What can a patient do? Patients should demand they have a nurse and that their family knows how to get hold of the nurse. The nurse is responsible for their care and an advocate for them. There’s an accreditation for nursing excellence for hospitals. It’s a peer review process called Magnet Recognition Program. …It requires 14 standards of nursing excellence, from adequate staffing to nurses’ qualifications. Consumers need to ask many more questions about their hospitals. Consumers ca

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