Arizona Nurse's License Threatened by Doctor After Providing pt education - page 17

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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 witnessed witch hunts and public lynchings in the nursing profession when one stands up for what is right however unpopular her opinion may be. the righteous road is usually the harder road to travel.

    i have always found that the truth is somewhere in between.

    "the charges are still pending.......here is the link to the "notice of charges" on this blog site:

    documentation from the az bon on amanda trujillo Ľ not nurse ratched

    (the link to the notice of charges is under the first paragraph)."

    it will be interesting to see the outcome.
    Last edit by sirI on Apr 11, '12 : Reason: quoted deleted post
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    It's a long read, but very interesting. After reading this, it's a wonder she's lasted as long as she has. I kept expecting to read of her killing her pts out of mercy She has some bizarre bx for sure and I can bet some of her pts were a bit scared, especially the one hooked up to the defib!
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    Just goes to show you that the urge to leap to the defense of a nurse should be reined in until the facts are clear. She wasn't persecuted, lol, she's a nut case. I hope they drum her out of the profession, for the sake of the profession as well as the patients.
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    So the main thing about this case is that the nurse made the hospital lose money. There are cases like this everyday and it is getting worse. This nurse should not lose her job. It is insane. This is one of the reasons I am going back to school to get out of nursing. Nursing is nothing now but CYOA. (cover your own a**). It is all about money. Facilities dont want you to think or use nursing judgements, just follow all their insane policies made by people who sit in their offices and know nothing about being a nurse. WOW. I cant wait to get out of nursing.
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    Quote from Galaxy1
    So the main thing about this case is that the nurse made the hospital lose money. There are cases like this everyday and it is getting worse. This nurse should not lose her job. It is insane. This is one of the reasons I am going back to school to get out of nursing. Nursing is nothing now but CYOA. (cover your own a**). It is all about money. Facilities dont want you to think or use nursing judgements, just follow all their insane policies made by people who sit in their offices and know nothing about being a nurse. WOW. I cant wait to get out of nursing.
    No I think there is a lot more to this than the hospital losing money. The pt wasn't anywhere near hospice bound, according to the records. Also, the nurse claims she is NP which is what the BON is concerned about, as well as her going viral seems HIPPA comes into play as well. Follow the link and you may find she's seems a bit off and has done things along these lines before at other places.
    Last edit by chevyv on Jun 1, '12 : Reason: lost type
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    it has been said that there's 3 sides of a story we're getting only one side of it therefore, it's difficult to give a constructive opinion on the matter.
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    Quote from aznurse1
    I have a button on Cerner to "nurse order" social services consult and do this for patients from time to time when there is an issue that comes up about the patient disposition. I would not nurse order a hospice consult.

    In our facility that the MDs are VERY touchy about hospice consults and will usually not want to consider a consult. I have seen MANY patients die within 1 day to 1 week after the hospice consult was given a "no." During the interim, the patient, who doesn't go to hospice, gets a feeding tube. The feeding proceeds to his lungs and out his nose. We drown him in tube feeding, which we suction aggressively from his airway. The family keeps trying to feed him, the lab pokes him, we turn him and undermedicate him because he is still being "TREATED" .... Nobody states the obvious, patient is dying, nature running it's course... Oh, not to mention the thousands and thousands of dollars spent on the multiple antibiotics and treatment procedures and surgeries, ICU charges, intubation, 1:1 staffing, consults, you name it, that take place during the active dying phase because no one wants to acknowledge what's happening.

    I have seen this and it is this that causes me to go home and cry my eyes out at the end of some shifts. Unfortunately, when the doctor gives family hope and that family is refusing to see what is right before their eyes, stating "God will make it alright", there is nothing to be said that will change their minds. God does make it right. The only problem is that sometimes what God knows is right and what we consider "right" are two very different things
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    Quote from Galaxy1
    So the main thing about this case is that the nurse made the hospital lose money. There are cases like this everyday and it is getting worse. This nurse should not lose her job. It is insane. This is one of the reasons I am going back to school to get out of nursing. Nursing is nothing now but CYOA. (cover your own a**). It is all about money. Facilities dont want you to think or use nursing judgements, just follow all their insane policies made by people who sit in their offices and know nothing about being a nurse. WOW. I cant wait to get out of nursing.
    All businesses are "all about money." If you don't think health care should be a commodity, I'd agree with you. Unfortunately, it is, and therefore it is about money. That doesn't make this crack pot defensible here.
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    Quote from hampter320
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    and this is not a matter of a doctor just wanting to make money from a surgery. as someone already pointed out, the risks and costs to the hospital for a transplant far outweigh the actual monetary gain from performing the procedure."
    the doctor and the hospital are not the same entity. they hospital's loss can certainly be the physician's gain. he makes the final decision. he takes no loss by performing the specialized surgery.
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    I find it amazing that she woud have entered the order under the MD amdnd that is really where the problem lies. At my facility we have the support and are encouraged to enter consults as appropriate for support but enter them under our own names (social work, dietician etc.). more complex consults such as psych or endo are physician to physician communication.
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