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    RE: uninterrupted breaks

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    I'm in California, where hospitals are held to nurse-patient ratios that must be maintained at all times. CA labor law says employees are entitled to a 30 minute meal break after working 5 hours. The employee must be relieved of all duties. So Nurse...

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    uninterrupted breaks

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    Has anyone out there figured out a way to get 30 minutes uninterrupted break time? When I started out nursing - working a PM shift, we did hand off our pagers and did go to the cafeteria and take a 30 minute break. Now patients sicker and when working...

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    RE: No Pass Zone

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    I think doing our best to answer call lights quickly and understanding what it's like to be a patient waiting with no response is part of practicing excellent care. But I am wary of overly simplistic solutions and all or nothing thinking. It doesn't...

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