Rochester Nurses Need A Break
So you want to be a nurse, huh? Earlier this year we learned the rates of workplace violence in the health care and social assistance field are five to twelve times higher than the estimated rate for workers overall. Nurse attacks occur at most hospitals and clinics every month.
And now we're learning that nurses routinely skip breaks because they are too busy to slow down. 75% of the nearly 2,000 nurses surveyed by Nursing Standard said they rarely had time to take a break. Yahoo News published the survey results which show that more than half of nurses don't even have enough time to grab a drink of water and no access to nutritious food at work. Some even said their workload was so crazy that they didn't have time to snack or eat during their shift.
This survey was conducted in the UK, but I bet the results would be similar here in the states.