Arizona Nurse's License Threatened by Doctor After Providing pt education - page 11

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the email and arizona state board of nursing casethis is a (must read) e-mail that was passed to me from echo heron. @echoheronauthor hello ms. heron, my name is amanda trujillo. iím a registered nurse of six years ,... Read More


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    I have to wonder if someone on the BON doesn't also sit on the Board of trustees at that hospital. Why else would the BON care what rant some physican has if the only thing the nurse gave his/her patient was a case managment consult and making such a criminal case of it. It seems like the physican is trying to cover up his/her own inadequacies- not giving the full story to the patient to start with. This is just too bizzare. Some one is a big contributor somewhere. There has to be a connection between that physician, the hospital board and the BON. A husband, wife, brother in law, sister in law?? Spouse of a golf buddy?? Friend at the country club!! And as been previously printed in the introductor letter- the govenor, representaives that Amanda wrote to, suddenly shut her out!! Some has a political investment and connection. This is not a coincidence. DR Transplant must contribute some hefty bucks somewhere.
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    This is all really, really scary! Good Luck Amanda!!!
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    Even worse, it says right on their website that a nurse can call for hospice to provide more information for the pt without a Dr.'s order.

    Caring Connections, Banner Hospice, Arizona
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    I have not read all of the threads, do we have the physician's name, and the hospital's name? How about all of the board members on the BON? Perhaps, they should be posted on FB and every other blogging site with a request to write a letter.

    If this was already mentioned I apologize....and where is the ANA?
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    The governor is Jan Brewer. She is republican. The US representative who got shot is Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat. She resigned. Neither person has the power to intervene in a case like this. The BON is an unelected regulatory body. In CA, its part of the dept of consumer affairs, its probably similar in AZ. They have virtually no oversight and can persecute nurses without any form of due process. Abuses like this are actually common.
    Quote from MAISY, RN-ER
    The Board of Nursing is a disgrace, as is the hospital......patient advocacy is everyone's job. Where is the hospital ethics committee? Where are the ethics in this state.....PERIOD? I would've behaved in exactly the same way and have had situations involving physicians and hospice/palliative care that were similar. The patient has the right to ALWAYS know their options......hope this doctor can live with himself....the Board of Nursing needs to be voted out.....where is the Governor? Isn't she the one that was shot in the head? If so, a neurosurgeon may have operated on her but her nurses and the nursing staff is what kept her alive.....hope she doesn't forget that!Good Luck Amanda...
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    Are the medical boards like this, as well? No oversight or due process? Why do I not think that is the way doctors are treated by their state boards of medicine?

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN, BSN,CCRN
    somewhere in the PACNW
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    Dearest Amanda RN
    What you did was 100% right and I as well as every other good caring Nurse would have done the same. I was sad to read in your letter that you felt your career was over because I don't believe that at all. You must continue to reach out to us and let us know whats going on and how we can help. You will win this battle if you do not quit although it may take some time. I had a personal similar experience (non nursing) where I was also done wrong and it has taken me ten yrs but I am finally seeing the rewards of all my hard work and perseverence and boy are they sorry lol I am also seeing it financially (more money than I could make in 20 yrs as a nurse). So you stay vocal and I mean NEVER shut up for all of us and we'll keep watch as to your progress. Praying 4 U also...your going to be just fine
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    So, they are appointed. Hence, SOMEONE appointed them. If it can be proved there is a confict of interest, or the appearence of one, they should be (able) to be removed. I do think Amanda has pointed out that there is a relationship between the firing DON or staff ed person, and the Bon. I wonder if the FBI would consider this whole mess to be collusion.
    Quote from gypsyd8
    The governor is Jan Brewer. She is republican. The US representative who got shot is Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat. She resigned. Neither person has the power to intervene in a case like this. The BON is an unelected regulatory body. In CA, its part of the dept of consumer affairs, its probably similar in AZ. They have virtually no oversight and can persecute nurses without any form of due process. Abuses like this are actually common.
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    This is the story of Nurse Amanda Trujillo. Briefly, she is a single mom who fought to get off welfare and fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse. Not only did she become a nurse, she earned a masters and doctorate degree in nursing.

    One night while working at Banner Health in Arizona, she took care of a patient who was being asked to undergo a liver transplant. In talking to the patient, Amanda learned that the patient did not fully understand what was going to occur. Amanda educated the patient. She explained the option of hospice instead. The patient decided against the transplant. Then the physician came in, had a well-witnessed tantrum at the hospital when he found out his patient had decided against surgery, and Amanda was fired by the hospital.

    http://www.kpho.com/story/16646942/n...cating-patient

    http://www.avoidmedicalerrors.com/20...ient-advocate/
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    Quote from morte
    I am sure you are correct, ie "follow the money"! How many of the nursing board are married to/related to docs? My real big question is why the state nursing association is not behind her? and why did the senator back off? what the h-ll pull does this doc have?
    I find it very hard to believe that one doctor and/or one hospital is so powerful. I think there is a LOT more to this story but the only version of events we're hearing are Ms. Trujillo's. Every other entity involved is bound by confidentially rules as they should be.
    Quote from gypsyd8
    Reply to Hampter 320 (not intended as a flame) As I said on another forum....She is an APRN, a primary care provider in her own right. She doesn't need to ask the physicians permission
    Quote from kcmylorn
    Does that MD doctor understand these initials after that Nurse's name- DNS. AND an NP to boot. [Amanda Lucia Trujillo MSN, RN, DNSc-NP(s)]

    In my state she can order, write and sign prescriptions and expect that they will be filled.
    Ms. Trujillo is an APRN student.
    The way she's 'signed' her name makes it easy to over look and, to be honest, makes me a little suspicious.
    Regardless, the scope of APRNs working as staff nurses are limited to that role, they aren't allowed to write orders on their patients just because they can.

    Quote from KelRN215
    She is listed on the Arizona BON website, which confirms that her license is under investigation as of January 24:
    Online Verfication Details
    The verification also shows she SELF reported (something) in April 2011, there is no mention of the hospital or anyone else making a complaint.
    Quote from WoosahRN
    The AZ BON is not known for being on the nurse's side
    NO BoN is on the nurses "side", they exist to protect the public.

    I don't believe in blindly supporting anyone just because they are a <insert word>. There is a helluva lot more to this story than any of us are privy to.
    Last edit by kids on Feb 19, '12


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