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30 minutes ago, Dsmcrn said:

Leadership broke many laws. That should be another indictment.

I think most of us agree with you on that.

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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13 minutes ago, Snatchedwig said:

It would probably be a great time to apply at that hospital. Probably a lot of vacancies now.

Related to the thread at hand: I'm so incredibly sad regarding this. Ranging from the loss of life, to a fellow nurse being charged, to the nurse at hand being so incredibly negligent with medication administration , to other nurses attacking her. This whole thing is incredible and setting a new precedent. Not entirely sure which , but a new precedent nonetheless.

I also think the public is watching how nurses react to this. 

I feel similar,  but wouldn't you agree that Ms Vaught should receive some remediation? The BON just sent her on her merry way. I really think that is the reason for the prosecution. 

The third investigation should be of the Tennessee BON in my opinion. They are useless in protecting the public from incompetence. 

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5 minutes ago, Emergent said:

I feel similar,  but wouldn't you agree that Ms Vaught should receive some remediation? The BON just sent her on her merry way. I really think that is the reason for the prosecution. 

The third investigation should be of the Tennessee BON in my opinion. They are useless in protecting the public from incompetence. 

Oh yes, she needs extensive remediation. I would be quite shocked if that is not a requirement for her to keep her license. 

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41 minutes ago, Snatchedwig said:

Oh yes, she needs extensive remediation. I would be quite shocked if that is not a requirement for her to keep her license. 

The board already investigated and sent her away Scott free. 

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1 minute ago, Emergent said:

The board already investigated and sent her away Scott free. 

 

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5 hours ago, Emergent said:

Hopefully the secret Vanderbilt correction plan will be subpoenaed in the trial. 

It’s out. It isn’t any secret. It’s all about policy changing and computer based education for staff. 

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6 hours ago, Snatchedwig said:

It would probably be a great time to apply at that hospital. Probably a lot of vacancies now.

Related to the thread at hand: I'm so incredibly sad regarding this. Ranging from the loss of life, to a fellow nurse being charged, to the nurse at hand being so incredibly negligent with medication administration , to other nurses attacking her. This whole thing is incredible and setting a new precedent. Not entirely sure which , but a new precedent nonetheless.

I also think the public is watching how nurses react to this. 

Did someone attack her?  What new precedent has been set?  Most of us can't get our heads around such incredibly reckless practice.  We would love to support her, if her conduct had been remotely supportable.

I don't believe in circling the wagons just because she is a fellow nurse.  People fail out of nursing school because they don't meet criteria to become nurses.  People fail the NCLEX because they can't demonstrate a solid knowledge base.  People get fired from their orientations because they aren't cutting it.  The usual weeding out processes failed in this case.  Just because she made it past all the safeguards does not give her license to practice as poorly as she did without consequence.

 

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1 hour ago, Dsmcrn said:

It’s out. It isn’t any secret. It’s all about policy changing and computer based education for staff. 

Of course.  The staff who are already practicing safely get more crap to do.

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This case is so upsetting. It sounds like she truly made several unimaginable errors. However, one thing that has been harped on in the news (because it is harped on in the report) is that she “ignored pop-up warnings” when she pulled the med. That assertion is clearly made by someone who is not a nurse. All of us have pop-up warning fatigue. I work outpatient and never even deal with dangerous drugs.  And yet every time I log into a computer: “WARNING latex allergy” “WARNING you entered the wrong CPT code” WARNING med interaction WARNING the appointment you scheduled is at a time when the client is already scheduled WARNING WARNING WARNING.  Everyone mindlessly clicks OK every time because otherwise you’d spend your entire day reading “bold-faced warning messages” (as the text of the article describes the event in question). 

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2 hours ago, CommunityRNBSN said:

This case is so upsetting. It sounds like she truly made several unimaginable errors. However, one thing that has been harped on in the news (because it is harped on in the report) is that she “ignored pop-up warnings” when she pulled the med. That assertion is clearly made by someone who is not a nurse. All of us have pop-up warning fatigue. I work outpatient and never even deal with dangerous drugs.  And yet every time I log into a computer: “WARNING latex allergy” “WARNING you entered the wrong CPT code” WARNING med interaction WARNING the appointment you scheduled is at a time when the client is already scheduled WARNING WARNING WARNING.  Everyone mindlessly clicks OK every time because otherwise you’d spend your entire day reading “bold-faced warning messages” (as the text of the article describes the event in question). 

I agree with this part.  It is the visual equivalent of putting alarms on everything.  

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12 hours ago, Emergent said:

I feel similar,  but wouldn't you agree that Ms Vaught should receive some remediation? The BON just sent her on her merry way. I really think that is the reason for the prosecution. 

The third investigation should be of the Tennessee BON in my opinion. They are useless in protecting the public from incompetence. 

It's crazy.  I've heard Tennessee is one of the states that suspends professional licenses for unpaid student debt,  But kill someone, no remediation needed.

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A recent update from her Go Fund Me:

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Thank you all so much for your support. I wanted to share a quick update, as I have had several inquiries about upcoming court hearings. The next court date of April 11th will be postponed. The discovery (aka evidence) was just filed in late March by the Davidson County D.A., and this doesn’t leave much time for my attorney to review it after finishing a current trial. We filed a motion to extend this week & we are waiting to hear a response. I will be sure to keep everyone informed. Please keep all involved in your thoughts and prayers moving forward & thank you all for the kindness and support you have shown.

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