Bold Voices - January 2011 - (Page 21)

CERTIFICATION LETTERS CONFIDENCE TO CREATE CHANGE During 31 years as a nurse some team members have been very protective about doing too much work while nurses seem to work until we can’t. On a typical day I took report on one patient and immediately transferred another one so I could admit someone from the ED. The patient care technician (PCT) was too busy to help so I pushed a patient’s wheelchair, IV pole and two overnight bags to her new room. The patient held the washbasin and chart. Along the way I asked the unit clerk to call housekeeping to prepare the room for the next patient. She couldn’t call because it’s the PCT’s job. Next day the unit clerk supervisor said it was OK for the clerk to call. We have to rethink our approach because it is not effective. What I read in AACN Bold Voices inspires me and I often highlight pages to post in my unit. The messages give us courage and confidence to create change that optimizes our teams including our support staff. Laura Padron Loves Park, Ill. STAN TALL I am standing short from embarrassment. I cannot comprehend how a professional organization can promote use of a childish color-it-yourself figure to promote pride in nursing. As a 28-year critical care veteran and a former AACN ambassador, I cannot support this project. Our unit’s shared governance committee groaned and a surgeon laughed when they saw Stan Tall. We would be better served by assistance with job-related injuries, financial planning and retirement, becoming savvy businesspeople and other useful knowledge and skills. I expect more for my time and money. AACN has lost my support. Marianne Jud Philadelphia NAMING DEATH I feel that in the Transitions section titling someone’s death a “passing” is very odd. We are nurses; critical care nurses. It implies a discomfort with death that I don’t think we should have. Nancy R. Celmins Philadelphia MORE ICU DEATHS ON WEEKENDS? Based on more than 12 years working day and night weekend shifts, I believe that ICU mortality increases on weekends for three reasons (“More ICU Deaths on Weekends?” October). Decreased access to specialists, especially cardiologists, intensivists and neurologists, means it takes longer for a consult to happen. Fewer hospitalists on weekends, even when the patient census hasn’t decreased, means later and less frequent rounds. Fewer ancillary staff means an increased nursing workload and less time at the bedside. Arthur A. McDonald II Phoenix Transitions Events in the lives of members and friends in the AACN community Visit www.aacn.org/transitions for more information about each transition. Send new entries to aacnboldvoices@aacn.org. Michael Aldridge, publication Laura Caramanica, board Brandon Coburn, new position Sandra Dunbar, award David Gutterman, new position Karen Kopan, award Marianne Martineau, award Mary Naylor, award Reynaldo Rivera, new position Cynda Rushton, lecture Robin Schaeffer, new position Marita Titler, grant Nancy Wargo, award Penn Nursing Science, award AACN Bold Voices encourages your letters for possible print and/or online publication. Please be concise. Letters may be edited before publication. Include your name, credentials, city, state and e-mail address (for verification). Write to aacnboldvoices@aacn.org. Read these letters at: www.aacn.org/boldvoicesletters Float ICU/PCU Registered Nurses Qualified candidates must have two years of recent ICU experience or one year of recent PCU experience. Interested candidates, contact Josh Thompson at (877) FLA-HIRE or Josh.Thompson@FLHosp.org. Apply online anytime at: FloridaHospitalCareers.com/CriticalCareRNs AACN BOLD VOICES JANUARY 2011 21 http://www.aacn.org/transitions http://www.aacn.org/boldvoicesletters http://www.FloridaHospitalCareers.com/CriticalCareRNs http://www.FloridaHospitalCareers.com/CriticalCareRNs

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - January 2011

Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Another Angle
AACN Boards and Contact Information
New HHS-CCSC Awards Recognize HAI Reductions
Zero Tolerance for Preventable Incidents Involves Non-Surgical Specialties
Bold Voice: Chatting with MaryAnn Stump
Facebook Asthma?
EOL Care Rises for Heart Failure Patients on Medicare
More Patient, Family Contact Needed in EOL Care
Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity Increases Respiratory Risk in Day Care
Childhood Obesity Linked to Viral Infections
Pharmaceutical Safety at Home
DTaP, Tdap: What's in a Name?
In Our Journals
STOP-BANG Helps Identify Surgical Patients at Risk
Fewer Blood Transfusions Can Improve Patient Safety, Reduce Costs
Certification Capsules
Dues, NTI and Certification Fees Will Not Increase
Letters
From the President
Back

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