« Is Nursing for Everyone who wants to be a nurse? | Main | Life Isn't Fair: But Shouldn't the Doctor be Reported to the Board like the Nurse »

June 16, 2008

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

joan e

I am coming to believe that the ability to look at more than the policy( or law, or rule) when judgements are made is common practice. And not just in nursing issues.

Yes, she disobeyed a resident. No argument.

I worked for 7 yrs in a CVICU at a major university med center.

The first thing I thought was who would choose to electively intubate an alert pt on a med/surg unit??

HELLO!?!?

there is an ICU bed waiting, with monitors, experienced staff, and also staff ratios to handle it.

To intubate on a general floor, with an alert pt, there would need to give conscious sedation, and staff to restain the pt, not just cardiac monitoring but staff to know how to read it, just to mention a few basic requirements ...

then the need to get an xray for placement before moving, the risks of moving an intubated pt who is no longer capable to breath independantly thanks to sedation, staff that knows how to secure an ett, and knows basic ventilator info, not to mention in many older facilities the inability to use a vent in rooms used for general non acute pts.

Then there is the staffing issue, and again this cracker jack residents choice to intubate on the floor.
It is ok and not of concern to place the other pts on the inut in danger because that pts nurse is unable to even think of her other pts, and the other staff needed to help her are also forced to put their pts on the back burner???

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

Nursing-Jurisprudence.com

Nursing Law Bandit

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    nurseattorney.blogspot.com

    Travel Nurse Aim

    Connie Morrison, Nurse Attorney

    Law Med Consult