MountainView nurses say hospital’s maternity ward unsafe for patients

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MountainView nurses say hospital’s maternity ward unsafe for patients

Labor and delivery nurses at MountainView Hospital spoke out Tuesday about what they described as unsafe conditions for pregnant patients and their unborn children due to inadequate numbers of nursing staff.

When there are high volumes of patients, “There’s not enough staff to safely, appropriately provide the best care that we can,” said Nicole Taylor, a nurse in the hospital’s labor and delivery unit and chief nurse representative for National Nurses Organizing Committee-Nevada/National Nurses United.
A nurse assigned to one patient is actually taking care of two — the mother-to-be in labor and her child. “One of them you can’t see,” Taylor said, “and that can be scary at times.”

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