Nursing homes – Inadequate staffing and mandatory overtime
· Why is nurse’s workload so heavy?
· Are good mandatory nurses after working five days straight?
· Does patients get healthcare, if nurses are mandatory overtime and the lack of adequate nurse staffing can result in longer lengths of stay, patient dissatisfaction, higher readmissions.
I choose these three specific issues regarding nursing homes, Nurses mandatory overtime and under work. These issues need more attention and Patients in understaffed facilities face an increased rate of in-hospital mortality, a higher risk of infection, a rise in postoperative complications, and a greater number of falls. After a long day shift, nurses are lucky to even sit down and eat dinner. Nurses collapse into bed only to wake up a few brief hours later to start the process over.