I was in my Ethics class today and one girl started talking about how her friend, an RN was with a patient when they started to bleed out. She said that the patient needed their vein sutured up or they would die. They called the dr and it took him over a hour to get to the room. She knew that she needed a dr in the room, but knew that if she waited the patient would be dead. She saved the patient and her and the dr both got fired.
How is it possible that she saved someone's life, but she gets fired for doing so?
If you're in a hospital... you call the ER doc, you call
rapid response, you call code blue...
If you're in a nursing home, you call 911...
I don't know the whole story, but I'm guessing that
the nurse deserved to be fired. She either didn't do
ANYTHING that she SHOULD have done, or she did
something outside of her scope of practice that she
SHOULDN'T have done.
Or both. :spin:
Last edit by NurseCard on May 23, '12
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