Nurses object to hospital's "on call" requirement

03/20/2009 | Columbia Daily Tribune (Mo.)

Boone Hospital Center in Missouri has implemented an on-call system for nurses that requires RNs to be on call for 12 hours a month beyond their normal shifts. Hospital officials say it is a safety measure to provide back-up for staff. Nurses contend that they are called in more often than estimated and that the policy leads to nurses who are too tired to provide quality patient care.

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