Friday, January 27, 2012
Attn: ER staff will now be required to literally kiss the ass of every patient
All of this is now trickling down to those of us who actually do the work of caring for the patients. Its a WHATEVER THE PATIENTS WANTS WE ARE GOING TO DO, PERIOD, END OF CONVERSATION AND YOU WILL ALL GO ALONG WITH IT OR ELSE.
First thing that happened with this: Changing nurse uniform color so patients will be able to "identify" the nurse better. I don't even want to get into it, but suffice it to say that the hospital had already decided what color they wanted but made a phony attempt at making the nurses believe we had a choice of which color by vote. We now get at least one email daily about things like "don't forget to order your uniforms in a timely manner, so you will be ready". Duh, I really think we can figure this out on our own. Here's the thing: There is another group of employees in the ER who wear the new color and so do xray techs. No doubt all the litle old ladies and crackheads and drunks will be awful confused.
Next "initiative": Every room willl have a greaseboard in which the doc, nurse, EMT, etc will place their name. Ah yeah...I can see the docs doing this...the docs will expect us to do this. Forget it, put your own damn name up there. This has been tried before. Didn't work.
I can't wait for the next "initiative". No doubt there is a committee meeting about it. Maybe it will be required that the ER staff should kiss the ass of everybody who comes in. After all, this stuff is so much more important that the ACTUAL PATIENT CARE.
Posted by girlvet at 12:19 AM