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Nurses Looking Out for Patients?

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Just like teachers are currently looking to protect students, there are nurses out there working to help protect their patients. It is interesting trying to predict which stories will break nationally and which ones wont.
clipped from www.fox21online.com

Hibbing Hospital Nurses Hit The Picket Lines
Dozens of Hibbing nurses marched outside their hospital Tuesday afternoon after more than six months of failed contract negotiations.
Nurses said it’s not so much about benefits but more about the safety of their patients.
The dozens of nurses picketing outside the Fairview Hospital in Hibbing represent 150 nurses who’ve been working without a contract.
April Klander, chair of the Minnesota Nurses Association, said a contract hasn’t been signed because there are serious concerns about unsafe staffing for patients.
“If you are the one that’s actually working on the floor, you know what ya need and what you don’t need on the floor,” Klander said.
There are times you only have five minutes with a patient in an 8–hour day,” said Rachel Pucely, a nurse.
Mitch Vincent, the hospital’s director of human resources, denies the nurses’ claims.
“We have a record of safe staffing and a safe model of staffing,” Vincent said.
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Written by samomulligan

March 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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