"A nurse should have fewer patients in order to provide the best possible care, and that care should not [include] caring for the EHR ... we need better technolgy to bind us together."
This quote comes from a recent video blog publication by ZDoggMD - a satirical rapper/doctor who uses his more creative side to call out various issues within the healthcare system - who we have highlighted here and here and featured his blog, found here. You may have also seen his over-the-top parody videos floating about on various social media outlets.
Today though, we wanted to feature a video he has released that is perhaps less entertaining to watch, but arguably more important, where he discusses the issue of nurse staffing ratio problems, and managing the expectations of nurses against resources. While we understand that each hospital system is different, and don't necessarily endorse every aspect of his stances, it’s true that the healthcare system in the US is broken.
Weigh in and let us know your thoughts in the comments below- we’d love to know where you stand. Do you agree with ZDoggMD? Are nurses being expected to meet increasing responsibilities and demands with decreased staffing and resources while their pay remains stagnant? Are hospital administrators burning out nurses to unfair degrees in the name of increasing revenue? Is the doctor-nurse relationship in your hospital one of teammates or adversaries?
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