Arizona Nurse's License Threatened by Doctor After Providing pt education - page 2

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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 am glad that a PP referred to "the case in Texas"... assume that refers to the recent Winkler County issue. However, Texas also has something else that is unique in our Standards of Practice - we have a legally defined Nurse-Patient duty that is separate and unique from the Physician-patient duty. This came into effect as the result of a landmark case in 1983 Position Statements There is also legislation that will be forthcoming as a result of the Winkler County decisions.. in which the nurses were not only exonerated and paid damages, but the "law enforcement" and "attorney" have both been found guilty and stripped of their licenses.

    My heart goes out to Amanda Trujillo. I have contacted the AZ Nursing Association to ask whether they have established a web site for expressing support & contributing to Amanda's legal defense fund. This made a huge difference in the case of our Winkler County nurses. We need to provide Amanda with not only moral support, but concrete means to maintain her family and regain her license & reputation.
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    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?
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    It seems to me the key rests in the fact that the hospital's policy allows this order to be placed in the Cerner system as a Nursing Order. Meaning, Ms. Trujillo did not need to sign the doc's name to it.

    We don't have the whole picture, but based upon what I've read, I'm absolutely, unequivocally outraged.

    My guess is...her actions threatened a main source of revenue for the hospital...surgical services are well known as a primary money-maker for hospitals.

    And beyond that, her actions very well may have threatened to expose a consistent practice on the part of this hospital to "push surgery."

    Why the Az state board has jumped on board with the lynching I am unable to speculate. What may they be trying to protect or conceal?

    What pieces of the puzzle are we missing here? This makes no sense.
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    Well I just sent a very strongly worded email to the Arizona BON sharing my contempt with their actions. I hope Ms. Trujillo finds justice soon. I am sick to my stomach at these people.
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    That's horrible. Thank you for sharing.
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    Quote from Guttercat
    It seems to me the key rests in the fact that the hospital's policy allows this order to be placed in the Cerner system as a Nursing Order. Meaning, Ms. Trujillo did not need to sign the doc's name to it.

    We don't have the whole picture, but based upon what I've read, I'm absolutely, unequivocally outraged.

    My guess is...her actions threatened a main source of revenue for the hospital...surgical services are well known as a primary money-maker for hospitals.

    And beyond that, her actions very well may have threatened to expose a consistent practice on the part of this hospital to "push surgery."

    Why the Az state board has jumped on board with the lynching I am unable to speculate. What may they be trying to protect or conceal?

    What pieces of the puzzle are we missing here? This makes no sense.
    I didn't know a Nurse Practitioner need a doctors permission to write that kind of order. Unbelievable. Just another example of corporate greed and aMD lining his pocket. Just unbelievable....

    Advocating for a fellow Nurse: Amanda Trujillo, MSN, RN,
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    Quote from Esme12
    I didn't know a Nurse Practitioner need a doctors permission to write that kind of order. Unbelievable. Just another example of corporate greed and aMD lining his pocket. Just unbelievable....

    Advocating for a fellow Nurse: Amanda Trujillo, MSN, RN,
    I didn't even think about that but you are so right. Always follow the money trail.
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    I guess if I lived in Arizona, I'd have lost my license a long time ago... we are forever reminding our patients of their rights. I have had to stand up to MDs on behalf of my patients MANY a time before when they were doing things that the entire nursing staff deemed inappropriate. I actually once had a resident tell me that it "wasn't [my] job to question the surgeons."
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    I wish we could know this physicians name. He would not be able to do any surgeries if there were no nurses to care for his patients post-op. There should be a nurse boycott of him.
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    I'm very skeptical of circulating e-mails and online petitions. Is there a news story connected to this?
    Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Jan 24, '12 : Reason: spelling
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    Wow I just looked back for an update about how her hearing went and it says it has been postponed two months by the board for psych eval on her. It is really sad that this process is taking so long to clear up and allow her to move on with her life.
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