MASKS – So apparently a news reporter found a BUNCH of N95 masks in Target. Through MASSIVE effort including at a national level with ANA and AFT and interceding with the governor’s office, by Saturday evening, Target had pulled all their masks and announced they were donating to health professionals.
5,000 Masks Donated – Donation literally dropped off at our front door. We are working with the health department to distribute to needed sites. Every facility knows (and I confirmed about your facility) to contact the Logistics department with the number of items they need.
ADO The WSNA online ADO form www.wsna.org/ado comes right to your chair and your nurse representative immediately. Last week we received an ADO at 0851 for someone low censused incorrectly and it was resolved with her actually working by 1041 hours that same morning. Please note. Your internal staffing complaint forms do not ever go to your nurse representative! I have received absolute reassurance that no one will be criticized for filling out an ADO – please let me or one of the team know immediately if that happens.
The WSNA team is working extremely hard around the clock to bring you all the most current information on this very fluid situation. Your best quick resource will be www.wsna.org under the COVID tab. However, stay tuned for further email updates!
Please stay safe.
Thank you ALL so much for all you do.
Zak M. Thatcher, BSN, RN, Chair Shannon Lauder, BSN, RN, Co-chair Robyn G. Tilton, RN, Secretary Lacen K. Potter, RN, Treasurer Theresa A. Huizenga, RN, OCN, Grievance Officer Dyana Mitchell, RN, Membership Coordinator and Sue Dunlap (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.