news flash

Princeton, WV

#41 Apr 2, 2012
Oh really wrote:
<quoted text> Population control, the strongest and the smartest survive.
So i take it you are republican. one can only hope you don't get broke,weak, sick and need good healthcare. Only God knows
Oh really

Princeton, WV

#42 Apr 2, 2012
news flash wrote:
<quoted text>
So i take it you are republican. one can only hope you don't get broke,weak, sick and need good healthcare. Only God knows
No political preference, but its the way in the animal world, the food chain, the big picture!
who dat

Charleston, WV

#43 Apr 2, 2012
I have had family in both places recently. I much prefer Bluefield, but I am glad we have both places open. The ER at PCH is just down right scary.
sarajane

Madison, MS

#44 Apr 6, 2012
You should be paying your bills, but its high time hospitals were held accountable. When I became a nurse, the day shift didn't leave until all patients were bathed, beds changed, walked, range of motion, meds, dressings, and immobile patients were turned every two hours. Now, your 80 year old grandma spends 10 days in the hosp., and can't walk when discharged. Time for the lawyers to pick up on that! Its time to get rid of the crappy nurses we have now days. Our elderly are left dirty, drugged and tied down to keep them in bed. Hospitals are more concerned about " pain management", and making a few more addicts. Then they turn them out without any rehab to terrorize the community.
Wichita

Bluefield, WV

#45 Apr 6, 2012
sarajane wrote:
You should be paying your bills, but its high time hospitals were held accountable. When I became a nurse, the day shift didn't leave until all patients were bathed, beds changed, walked, range of motion, meds, dressings, and immobile patients were turned every two hours. Now, your 80 year old grandma spends 10 days in the hosp., and can't walk when discharged. Time for the lawyers to pick up on that! Its time to get rid of the crappy nurses we have now days. Our elderly are left dirty, drugged and tied down to keep them in bed. Hospitals are more concerned about " pain management", and making a few more addicts. Then they turn them out without any rehab to terrorize the community.
BRMC is severely under-staffed.
Nurses are working 12 hour shifts with 8-10 patients each with no Aides, orderlies,etc.
That means that one nurse is responsible for EVERYTHING for the entire day. Bathing, bathroom, meds, cleaning up urine/feces, etc.

Now Mrs. Know it all. If you had 8-10 patients and had to do absolutely everyyhing for each one of them, according to your rules, you would NEVER get to leave and go home.

That's the reality of the situation.
If you don't like it, you're welcome to take yourself your family member somewhere else.
justthinking

Rupert, WV

#46 Apr 6, 2012
Wichita wrote:
<quoted text>
BRMC is severely under-staffed.
Nurses are working 12 hour shifts with 8-10 patients each with no Aides, orderlies,etc.
That means that one nurse is responsible for EVERYTHING for the entire day. Bathing, bathroom, meds, cleaning up urine/feces, etc.
Now Mrs. Know it all. If you had 8-10 patients and had to do absolutely everyyhing for each one of them, according to your rules, you would NEVER get to leave and go home.
That's the reality of the situation.
If you don't like it, you're welcome to take yourself your family member somewhere else.
Seems if it's that under-staffed, it shouldn't be in operation. To be that under-staffed could endanger patients.(The Chicago Tribune found 103,000 people die each year in America of hospital infections. They found that 75,000 of these deaths were preventable. They also found that over 2 million people were infected by hospitals due to unsanitary conditions.) quoted
Wichita

Bluefield, WV

#47 Apr 6, 2012
justthinking wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems if it's that under-staffed, it shouldn't be in operation. To be that under-staffed could endanger patients.
Gee, ya think?
Therein lies the problem.

How do you make the supervosors staff adequately?
The proper authorities were contacted and the state sent inspectors in to see about the problem recently.
Nothing has changed.

What do you do?
Call Obama?
Do you think he would help?
Nurse Good Body

Roanoke, VA

#48 Apr 6, 2012
Yes, it is, HOWEVER...folks go to the ER for a multiple complaint workup EXPECTING to have no responsibility of the bill...or go with a myriad of complaints that tend to change like the weather.
My point is that there is personal accountability to be had. Folks can make payments on that just like they do their car payment or their house payment if they are diligent to be responsible.
smarty wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummmmm....pretty sure that a hospital bill 9 times out of 10 is much more expensive than everything you listed above. FAIL.
2 points

Bluefield, WV

#49 Apr 6, 2012
sarajane wrote:
You should be paying your bills, but its high time hospitals were held accountable. When I became a nurse, the day shift didn't leave until all patients were bathed, beds changed, walked, range of motion, meds, dressings, and immobile patients were turned every two hours. Now, your 80 year old grandma spends 10 days in the hosp., and can't walk when discharged. Time for the lawyers to pick up on that! Its time to get rid of the crappy nurses we have now days. Our elderly are left dirty, drugged and tied down to keep them in bed. Hospitals are more concerned about " pain management", and making a few more addicts. Then they turn them out without any rehab to terrorize the community.
Well Sarainsane, when was that, the turn of the century? Medicare/private insurances/medicare no longer pays for a patient to be in the hospital until the end of time, ever heard of a DRG?(google it). Its the same everywhere in the US, families no longer can dump their elderly and then just take off with a clear conscious. Families are encouraged to stay and help with the ADLs, nurses are for the sick, not babysitting your family! The USA has more lawyers per capita than any other country in the world, so please dont encourge them. That's why everyone gets whatever pain mgmt they need, because you should know, pain is subjective and if someone says they hurt they do. And there has been several cases where patients sued and won for being undermedicated, people like that is what has ruined this country and medicine!!
2 points

Bluefield, WV

#50 Apr 6, 2012
sarajane wrote:
You should be paying your bills, but its high time hospitals were held accountable. When I became a nurse, the day shift didn't leave until all patients were bathed, beds changed, walked, range of motion, meds, dressings, and immobile patients were turned every two hours. Now, your 80 year old grandma spends 10 days in the hosp., and can't walk when discharged. Time for the lawyers to pick up on that! Its time to get rid of the crappy nurses we have now days. Our elderly are left dirty, drugged and tied down to keep them in bed. Hospitals are more concerned about " pain management", and making a few more addicts. Then they turn them out without any rehab to terrorize the community.
And nurses have worked 12 hours shift locally for 20 years, well, 19 1/2 that I know of. It is preferred by most nurses to work 3-12 hr shift and be off 4 days a week.
2 points

Bluefield, WV

#51 Apr 6, 2012
justthinking wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems if it's that under-staffed, it shouldn't be in operation. To be that under-staffed could endanger patients.(The Chicago Tribune found 103,000 people die each year in America of hospital infections. They found that 75,000 of these deaths were preventable. They also found that over 2 million people were infected by hospitals due to unsanitary conditions.) quoted
Then, stay the hell away from hospitals every time you have a head ache or a sniffle!!! The whole country has understaffed hospitals, the bottom line is the almighty dollar, like it or not, everywhere. Medicaid, medicare and insurance cutbacks have tightened the budget everywhere. And of those 103,000 people who were infected...that means nothing if you dont also include how many people were actually inpatients the same year, what their comorbities were, and how many of the patients were treated and came out alive and well. You are a dumbass, if you are going to try to sway the arguement to your side, use better stats!
2 points

Bluefield, WV

#52 Apr 6, 2012
Wichita wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, ya think?
Therein lies the problem.
How do you make the supervosors staff adequately?
The proper authorities were contacted and the state sent inspectors in to see about the problem recently.
Nothing has changed.
What do you do?
Call Obama?
Do you think he would help?
Correct, staffing is up to standards. It's the same nationally. There people need to quit living in the darkages!
sarajane

Madison, MS

#53 Apr 7, 2012
I became a nurse in 1990, and had 8-10 patients on an orthopedic floor, in Daytona Beach. I had traction, back surgeries, knee replacements....lots of pain meds. We pulled together and everything was done. The problem today stems from a lack of nurses, and hospitals taking whatever nurses they can get. If you feel that an elderly person coming in mobile and no skin ulcers, and going to rehab 10 days later, unable to walk and having skin breakdown, isn't a major issue, you better get out. Not all families can take off from work to sit with "grandma". Say thanks for the ones who can, and provide real care for the ones that are alone.
Priscilla

Princeton, WV

#54 Apr 7, 2012
It would help Hospitals a lot if the dope addicts didn't crowd into the emergency rooms trying to get more pain pills. Also many people use the emergency rooms instead of having a personal physician. The Hospitals should make it a policy to turn these people away. I will say that i was a patient at PCH abut 2 yearsa ago for about a week and I was very impressed with the staff there, they work very hard to make their patients comfortable.
2 points

Bluefield, WV

#55 Apr 7, 2012
sarajane wrote:
I became a nurse in 1990, and had 8-10 patients on an orthopedic floor, in Daytona Beach. I had traction, back surgeries, knee replacements....lots of pain meds. We pulled together and everything was done. The problem today stems from a lack of nurses, and hospitals taking whatever nurses they can get. If you feel that an elderly person coming in mobile and no skin ulcers, and going to rehab 10 days later, unable to walk and having skin breakdown, isn't a major issue, you better get out. Not all families can take off from work to sit with "grandma". Say thanks for the ones who can, and provide real care for the ones that are alone.
Thats what Rehab is for, the patient you described is on the mend, not acute care.
Instructor

Oakvale, WV

#56 Apr 8, 2012
Wichita wrote:
<quoted text>
BRMC is severely under-staffed.
Nurses are working 12 hour shifts with 8-10 patients each with no Aides, orderlies,etc.
That means that one nurse is responsible for EVERYTHING for the entire day. Bathing, bathroom, meds, cleaning up urine/feces, etc.
Now Mrs. Know it all. If you had 8-10 patients and had to do absolutely everyyhing for each one of them, according to your rules, you would NEVER get to leave and go home.
That's the reality of the situation.
If you don't like it, you're welcome to take yourself your family member somewhere else.
Ever herd of a Triage? That's when you look at the situation and the mose needy get the first attention. Hospitals isn't a papmer Joint it is for the sick. The worse is supposed to be taken care of first and Life threatening ones get the most attention.
Wang

Bluefield, WV

#57 Apr 8, 2012
I went to the ER at BRMC once.
I had a foreign object stuck in a rather embarrassing place.
The entire staff was professional and sympathetic to my situation.
Wichita

Bluefield, WV

#58 Apr 8, 2012
Instructor wrote:
<quoted text>Ever herd of a Triage? That's when you look at the situation and the mose needy get the first attention. Hospitals isn't a papmer Joint it is for the sick. The worse is supposed to be taken care of first and Life threatening ones get the most attention.
You have absolutely no clue.
I'm talking about up on the floors, not the er.
Good grief.
Father of Two

Bluefield, WV

#59 Apr 8, 2012
I have had two BRMC employees tell me this past week, they wouldnt take their own family there, nuff said.
Peaches

Oakvale, WV

#60 Apr 10, 2012
They are admitting peoples for any reason & making up stuff. Can you say Medicare fraud?!
Plus they lazy ass nurses won't help the pts. I was there last week & I never go back! I rang call bell fo over an hour, they sit in the butts and ignore u!!

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