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Thanks @   all             

This continuing stress is the worst. I was home "sick" for a week now... I calmed so much down! Have to work 2 days now 'til my vacation starts. So needed!

With some of my co-workers I'm in constand contact via whatsapp/fb and they're the same. One of my friends from work was sick the same time. It's the same with her, she calmed down and just feels a bit less stressed now.

@Cleoriffit's sad when the love for the job goes away. Especially in a job where caring and love is very necessary. Smiley Sad

 

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@ComaChameleon wrote:

 

@Cleoriffit's sad when the love for the job goes away. Especially in a job where caring and love is very necessary. Smiley Sad

 


True @ComaChameleon and sadly this is why many nurses are leaving the profession even though they love it. The stress and inability to do their job to the highest level makes the situation hopeless. The more they do, the more they are expected to do. Obviously as nurses are the largest percentage of health care professionals in the NHS, it's always the nursing budget which is cut first.  A lot of nurses stick with it. Others choose to leave... A sad state of affairs really Smiley Sad

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@ComaChameleon wrote:

 

@Cleoriffit's sad when the love for the job goes away. Especially in a job where caring and love is very necessary. Smiley Sad

 


True @ComaChameleon and sadly this is why many nurses are leaving the profession even though they love it. The stress and inability to do their job to the highest level makes the situation hopeless. The more they do, the more they are expected to do. Obviously as nurses are the largest percentage of health care professionals in the NHS, it's always the nursing budget which is cut first.  A lot of nurses stick with it. Others choose to leave... A sad state of affairs really Smiley Sad


I've seen so much of this as a long term inpatient. I got to know all the nurses so well and I've seen tears at times but I've seen them all smiling through adversity, always there with a smile, encouragement or harsh words when needed or deserved. I miss them all but I'm so sad and angry the way they have to cope under impossible stress and working conditions. 

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It's always this "hoping the patients won't notice that you don't have time for them".... As an intern I was able to stop my work and just listen to especially old people who felt lonely. The nurses didn't had that time.

Always money gets cut at the wrong place @Cleoriff ....Only more wage for the upper-class... It's always enough money to put that higher.

On the other hand there are so many patients going to hospital who don't need it, where a GP would be the right choice, so they block beds & nurses which would be more needed for others...

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I could write an essay on this @ComaChameleon but it might be boring for others joy

In short, health care in the UK all started to deteriorate when

1) Hospitals for Elderly Care were disbanded and every one was closed down.

2) NHS Commission decided Care In the Community was a damn fine idea!! (Good in theory, in practice it isn't working at all)

3) The Griffiths report decided to restructure management and created multi-tiers of highly paid staff...which effectively reduced the budget at grass roots level of care. These top level managers have no background in medicine and can only see how to cut back on essential services. (and still leave the NHS in debt)

4) Elderly people are living longer and now are expected to be looked after by the community teams, who have also had their budgets slashed. So if the ill and elderly have family, they are expected to provide more than 50% of the care.

I could go on but won't.

I am delighted that research and development means we now are implementing surgical/medical procedures which were unheard of 20 years ago...but it costs money and there is never enough.

And don't get me started on MP Jeremy Hunt!!!!

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Today my collegue and I talked about something at the hospital during a cigarettebreak. Our other ambulance was at a person-under (train) scene (suicide). He is a teacher at a ems.-school too. And we talked about trauma-reanimation and how it's different in UK and here. So we came to the question how effective the UK-system is (opening the thorax to CPR) - it's fine and better. But the survival-rate is lower in UK, bc of the NHS and it's system. Not sure yet why, bc I don't know (yet) the differences... But that's hard in my opinion.

 

It's a similar development here. Sadly...

 

On another note (appreciation on our jobs) .... This night the proceedings of our new pay rates are done! 7,5% more wage during the next 3 years (every year 3,x ; 3,x and 1,x percent).... Our union didn't even demand that much! Plus 250€ on top one time and the 3,x% backdated to march!

Just awesome! Smiley Very Happy

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@ComaChameleonDelighted to hear of your pay rise Bouncy

However, not sure where you got the information about CPR in the UK?

I was responsible for setting up CPR training for all staff members at our hospital. (about 1200 staff)

We did the simple ABC technique. Staff were assessed on Resusci-Annie (a CPR dummy) and only passed if they scored over 98%

Even paramedics who attend a cardiac arrest, don't open the thorax. Nor do Dr's in Accident and Emergency or specialists in Coronary care.

Only on very rare occasions is the chest opened. During surgery or other very acute situations. 

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nono, Not in a "normal" CPR, just on Trauma (!) related ones. The UK outcome is better that way, but the total of reanimated persons surviving is worst.

Over here it's not even thinkable to open a chest pre-hospital (even the unions say its the better way). But as I said, only in trauma-cases, not in general

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They don't even do it as normal practice in Trauma related cases @ComaChameleon

However, I can only speak for the West Midlands area.

No idea what they do in London etc...although I honestly have never heard it's custom and practice anywhere in the UK? Smiley Wink

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My moan is the Mental Health Service //_-

No self ferrels, walk in places, don't actually know from there head to toe. Push you off on meds. Etc

The hole care system is dammed.
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