In an attempt to assess the problems and concerns of bedside nurses, Nurse Manager, Karen Kitterpoof at Westside Regional Medical Center (WRMC) in Babblecock, Alabama, put on a pair of scrubs, borrowed an isolation stethoscope and shadowed nurses in the ICU for a week as part of the Center’s “Day-in-the-Life” initiative. “I’ve just spent
Nurse Manager Shadows ICU Nurses in New Shoes
Albany NY – The inventor of the isolation stethoscope, Cliff Dirkey, has been court ordered to wear his invention for a full day, document what he hears and report on his findings. The class-action lawsuit was filed after thousands of nurses and physicians both claimed that they were unable to hear anything with the isolation
Utah based healthcare system, Utah Health LLC, has recently adopted a new policy for all floor and administrative staff restricting footwear to a new distributed system of disposable slippers with rubber soles and bunny ears. In speaking with the Director of Occupational Health, Jan Footlocker, we learned of a growing need for footwear that met
After many months of deliberation, Minneapolis based healthcare system, Minto Hospital Health has decided to implement new safety regulations for all refrigerators located throughout the health system. Earlier this month an elongated debate at the hospital’s monthly Forum occurred between administrative and healthcare staff about the amount of time, stress, and energy it took
Speaking with administrative staff, several nurses agreed that medical advice offered by patient’s family members, far surpassed anything
In lieu of 30-minute lunch breaks, hospital administrators vote to allow hospital staff to have 2 alcoholic beverages per shift.