long....looking for aaa information...substantiated neglect - page 2
by pnurse68 2,728 Views | 14 Comments
Hi, Looking for someone who has had a similar experience as my state's local aaa office nor the main office can help. I am the DON of a facility that reports absolutely everything that could even remotely be construed as abuse:... Read More
- 0Feb 4, '12 by VivaLasViejas GuideThis is the first time I've ever heard of a substantiated neglect/abuse citation against an individual---where I live and work, only the DHS can do this, and citations are always issued against the facility itself. If there's evidence that a given nurse or CNA was to blame for a particular incident, this is reported to the BON, which will then do its own investigation into the incident.
But, all 50 states have different ways of doing things, so I don't know how it is that what sounds like an advisory group can wield the power of a state or federal agency. In the OP's place I would definitely consult my company's attorney to find out what this 'citation' can do to me, and what protections are available to me under the corporate umbrella.
- 0Feb 11, '12 by pnurse68Thought I would update for those of you kind enough to reply. My company's legal team has appealed this ruling and we are awaiting a hearing date.. It appears as if my name is now on some sort of watch list where it will sit for 3 years and then be removed. The watch list is not public, however this still is extremely concerning for me. I do intend to follow the appeal process to the very end. Hopefully we will be successful at the first level. The information we have been able to review so far seems to point to a less than accurate investigation ( politically correct verb choice ). Disturbing on many levels.
- 0Feb 11, '12 by iluvmyjob55Wow! I truly am sorry that you have to deal with this. I'm a cna and my DON would never stand behind anyone. I wish all DON'S had your attitude, maybe then things would get better. Thanks! From one who "doesn't matter".Last edit by iluvmyjob55 on Feb 11, '12 : Reason: spelling
- 0Feb 20, '12 by pnurse68Iluvmyjob, Thanks for the support! I am sorry you feel that way about your DON, but maybe she is supporting you in ways you are unaware of. No one at my facility other than my administrator has any idea that this has happened including the CNA assigned to the resident at the time of the event.
I would not have discussed this openly had the allegation been against someone else, and I do not see the benefit to doing so in this case either.
I go to bat for the nurses and the nurse aides routinely, without them ever realizing its happening, I consider that to be a big part of my job. Happy staff make happy residents.
Please never refer to yourself as "one that dosen;t matter". Nurse aides are the backbone and the heart of every facility. Having started as a nurse aide, I still count those shifts as some of the most rewarding of my career.
I have a CNA that works in my building who refers to his job not as assisting nurses (nursing assistant) but giving aide. I love that. What greater privilege than to give aide to those in need.