Christann Gainey

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by TAKOO01 TAKOO01, BSN Member Nurse

Has 6 years experience.

With all of the talk about Redonda Vaught, I just wanted to link an article about another nurse in a bad situation who doesn't seem to be getting as much attention:

https://nurse.org/articles/lpn-guilty-of-neglect/

Just in case you haven't seen this...

 

faithjohn

faithjohn

56 Posts

I believe it was on surveillance that she did not check on him and falsified neuro checks. 

TAKOO01

TAKOO01, BSN

Has 6 years experience. 1 Article; 239 Posts

1 minute ago, faithjohn said:

I believe it was on surveillance that she did not check on him and falsified neuro checks. 

That's what I got from the article, also. She was alone with many patients. It is common in some nursing homes, but it's not right.

MaxAttack, BSN, RN

Specializes in Trauma/surgical/neuro critical care. Has 7 years experience. 374 Posts

This case is so radically different from RaDonda. Expecting a single person to be responsible for 38 additional patients while also expecting neuro checks every 15 minutes for an hour and then hourly after that for a single patient doesn't make sense to anyone over the age of 5. Also that this was his FIFTH fall in just a few days says something.

To play devil's advocate, not checking on a patient who fell and hit their head for EIGHT hours when you should be doing hourly neuro checks doesn't sit well with me, either.