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  • babt

    July 3, 2015

    Hard to believe the hospital admitted to a nurse getting drowsy and dropping the infant. I worked in hospitals for 38 years. I services medical equipment. I have worked for hospitals and for equipment manufacturers that contract their Bio Med services out. Dropping a baby could be done very easy from a nurse that is rested. Accidents happen. I have seen eye surgeons burn peoples eyes and blame the machines. I have seen Ortho surgeon kill and maim people and just move away with $600 million in law suits and go practice in another state. I have seen many things in all those years. I say don’t go into the hospitals unless there isn’t any other answer. I hope these people’s baby will be ok. I am retired now. I am so happy to not get up and spend the day at these hospitals. 38 years of death & sickness is enough.
    I will also I am amazed at the uncleanness of most all Surgery rooms I have seen in my 38 years. Between cases they just flop a mop around on the floor to remove blood and fluids that drop. They just don’t do a good job of cleaning. I saw one man in a hospital that job was cleaning O.R. rooms at night. You could eat off his rooms floors & walls. He really cared.
    His name was Billy Hodges. He deserved respect for his work.

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  • nurse

    July 3, 2015

    was a nurse for 28 yrs.. and agree with others who have commented re: long hrs., no supper, no break, maybe no time to visit the bathroom. Yet, we are expected to meet the same standard as someone who has had a full 8 hrs. of sleep. There are nurses in every facility who could help but they are working as management and it “isn’t my job.” Nurses are needed. Get business majors to work in the office. I left and now work as a cashier. I know nurses who are working in grocery stores and one as a school crossing guard. At one point, every nurse on my shift was taking some sort of anti-depressant. Patients and their families need to complain to the state if anything is to change. Tell the state if and how your care is effected by low staffing. Go directly to the state not the “Patient Advocate,” Their job is to keep you happy so you don’t go to the state.

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