N.C. man dies after waiting 22 hours at hospital - page 3
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Aug 23, '08Quote from earle58it doesn't.vito, that story wouldn't have any credibility.
obviously he started circling the drain at some point.
and where was his 1:1 then?
i seriously doubt this event happened abruptly.
there are SIXTEEN staff members that passed this man over the course of those shifts.
the ward this man was on has since been shut down. i hope it stays shut down.
for anyone that lives in north carolina, i am hoping and praying that the keep dorthea dix hospital open. we need it.
Aug 24, '08who wants to sit in a chair for 22 hrs. what happened to repositioning the patient q2hrs.......The is no excuse for the mistreatment of another human being no matter what......Low pay does not give an excuse low care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 24, '08Quote from pamdlawQ2h? Have you ever been busy before? You are living in a dream world if you think that is a solution in this type of facility in question. Sure 22h is a bit rediculous, but I refuse to think that someone intentionally did not check on this patient for 22h. Maybe the charting is not sufficient and staff thought nurse A checked on the pt when they didnt, etc. Is this an excuse? no, not really, but I live the area and I know the mental health system is probably one of the worst in the country. It needs serious overhaul and I dont think that one person is to blame for this incident, it is a system issue.who wants to sit in a chair for 22 hrs. what happened to repositioning the patient q2hrs.......The is no excuse for the mistreatment of another human being no matter what......Low pay does not give an excuse low care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 24, '08I am beyond outraged that there are mental health patients out there who are suffering this type of abuse and neglect. The standard of health care patients in mental health receive is below the bare minimum and something has got to change. Stories like this really make me wonder who is in control here...Nobody deserves this type of treatment and there is always a blind eye turned when the mentally ill are mistreated.
Aug 25, '08of course, no one is too blame.. and yes i have been busy... but, not so, that a check on a pt. in 22hrs, i doubt it......your right, the mental health system needs some serious work. But, inspite of the overload of work,shortage of nurses, etc, etc.....THERE IS STILL NO EXCUSE
Aug 26, '08Quote from Vito AndoliniIn a state institution (which there is one right here in town), the state provides direct oversight, but it's rare that anyone gets officially disciplined. Most of the time, discipline is provoked in grossly negligent cases like this that could result in a lot of bad publicity. If the facility is a long-term/psych facility, the techs have CNA certifications from the Nurse Aide Registry like nursing home and home health aides do.Still, there is a state agency that oversees them and that can give them the boot when needed, right?
But generally, people don't get "the boot" unless they do something that's likely to result in a lot of ugly publicity either.
Aug 29, '08"An investigator's report released Monday found that 50-year-old Steven Sabock died in April after he choked on medication and was left sitting in a chair for close to a day at the facility about 50 miles southeast of Raleigh. Surveillance video showed hospital staff watching television and playing cards a few feet away."
What difference does it make why he died? The fact is, he wasn't cared for as he was promised when admitted to the hospital. Medical patients need our care to survive - shouldn't psych patients be given the same treatment?