NBC's "Today" Show Suggests Autonomous NP Care Presents Safety Risks - page 2

On 11/14/2005 NBC's Today show did a piece on the growth of NPs and the reporter suggested "autonomous NP care presents safety risks." I didn't see it, but apparently the reporter quoted AMA... Read More

  1. by   Jessy_RN
    These news reports are part of the problem. People seem to get their uneducated info from these sources rather than something be done to really educate and inform the public.

    I don't like that they didn't show the NPs side of the coin.
  2. by   gauge14iv
    Action on this issue can be taken here:

    http://www.nursingadvocacy.org/news/news.html


    You can view the clip in it's entirety here:

    http://media.vmsnews.com/MonitoringR...17/G000431915/
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Able to watch the clip from a website (audibility wasn't too clear, probably my computer) but still need to find a link to the transcript that is NOT at Nursing Advocacy's website.
  4. by   gauge14iv
    Jess - you are right about people believing what they hear in the media. I love when I have a patient who says - "But on Oprah they said if I had this symptom, I have OolaBoola disease and I need THIS medicine"

    Had one family trying to tell a neonatologist what to do with their 24 weeker after watchin a segmant of "Special Delivery" on TLC!

    Yup...folks is gullible...or they just don't look at the bigger picture...either way it's a problem.
  5. by   Q.
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Able to watch the clip from a website (audibility wasn't too clear, probably my computer) but still need to find a link to the transcript that is NOT at Nursing Advocacy's website.
    I'm curious; have you found Nursing Advocacy.org to NOT be reputable? What is the basis for not trusting them? And, what site WOULD you trust that hosted the link?

    I doubt you're going to find a "free" transcript of the clip anywhere else. It's my understand the transcripts are bought - NA probably bought the transcript and posted it on their site.
  6. by   midwife2b
    Do we know what state this was in? Couldn't view the clip but
    Geez. ANY urgent care center could be the target of similar "fast care". There is one in my community that advertises it is near a major shopping mall! It is next to a grocery store... and that doc surely knows those NP's are overseen by somebody with an MD after their name!
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Q.
    I'm curious; have you found Nursing Advocacy.org to NOT be reputable? What is the basis for not trusting them? And, what site WOULD you trust that hosted the link?

    I doubt you're going to find a "free" transcript of the clip anywhere else. It's my understand the transcripts are bought - NA probably bought the transcript and posted it on their site.
    I want to find a neutral source, that's all i'm going to say.

    And it depends on what site hosts the link as to whether i'll trust it.
  8. by   gauge14iv
    The video on the site is the EXACT video that was shown on TV...no changes - you can find on the today show site too - I saw it the same day it aired there.

    Nothing changed
  9. by   Q.
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I want to find a neutral source, that's all i'm going to say.

    And it depends on what site hosts the link as to whether i'll trust it.
    Well, good luck on that.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Q.
    Well, good luck on that.
    I appreciate the wish of good luck, but it didn't take long. I just needed the time (appx. 10 min) to look.
  11. by   Q.
    Do you have a link to this neutral source?

    I'm surprised, only because it appears the general practice is to charge for transcripts.
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Alright, i'll bite.

    The transcript was available for "free" through my school library's online database, since i'd paid a fee to access the database. There is a section there for TV talkshow transcripts in the U.S. To post the link to this also puts the link to my school for public viewing (tried it), plus a username and password is needed to get in, so as you can guess, i'm not posting it. It is, however, a credible and professional non-nursing site without a slanted point of view, which was precisely was i was looking for.

    The TV clip i viewed was the same one NRSKaren posted, viewed it at school so i was able to hear it better.
  13. by   gauge14iv
    That is one thing I am going to miss when I finish school - the library database access.

    Thank God I still have 4 kids in college who can look thinigs up for me! And my oldest is a library science major!

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