I think nurse patient ratios are extremely important because they determine the amount of time you get to spend with each patient and greatly influence the safety of both the patient and the nurse...as nurses, we want the best for our patients, but, unfortunately, we can only be in one place at a time....if the ratio is too high, it's impossible to give quality care.
Unsafe ratios mean compromised care and very tired nurses.
Nurses at Toronto Western General are great they really assist me in all my needs and report to the Doctor whenever slight pain bothers me.
well idk, all the nurses no me Toronto East General Hospital no me by name and if it wernt for those nurses I would've never bin seen by a doc.
because I am a nurse and it is so bloody hard for patients and nurses.
Very dangerous to overload staff with too many patients. Spreads staff too thin and more mistakes and accidents can occur. Also the patient deteriorates more quickly when they do not get their Basic Care needs met.
because they are spreading ypu so thin it is not safe. They are also exhasting the staff. The patient does not get the care they need and deserve. Esp the patients that need practically Total Care!
As a nurse it makes our job safer not only for the patient but for us..which is so important :)
People wouldn't be in the hospital if they didn't need professional care. when the ratio of nurses to patients is so high, patients might see their nurse once or twice a day. This is important for the safety of the patient and working conditions for the nurses.
Reducing care staffing levels is an easy way to lower costs, at the risk of endangering staff and patients! Stop it, NOW!