The recent Governor’s Proclamation requires that hospitals have a PPE committee to address various equipment concerns, supply and demand and PPE burn rates. PeaceHealth United has a representative!Shrene Clement has already attended a few meetings and is now officially your PPE contact for United.
If you have any concerns or questions, please email her directly at SClement2@peacehealth.org and she will take to the committee. This committee meets every other week.
In addition, the online ADO form also has categories for equipment issues. These are automatically routed directly to your nurse representative Sue Dunlap who also attends the committee meetings. This form can be completed on your phone or computer and is found at www.wsna.org/ado .
Please take a minute when you see Shrene and say “thank you” for her participation on this committee! Caregiver safety and protection is the priority and we are lucky to have her advocating for us.
Questions / concerns: please contact your nurse representative Sue Dunlap MSN at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 206 – 575-7979 ext. 3005.
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.