Nurse called out of surgery, laid off - page 5

A Dean Health System nurse was called out of surgery so a manager could tell her she was being laid off. Dean Health says the surgery was minor and the patient wasn't... Read More

  1. by   owenlevi2
    People just don't shock me anymore
  2. by   TuTonka
    18 and <1 yr. You have my heart felt condolences.

  3. by   Hushdawg
    Quote from Andrew, RN
    I just got sent home in the middle of caring for a patient in a PACU and I'm probably going to lose my job.
    OMG, that's just stupid! That can be a critical stage for a patient! What if the patient had gone into respiratory arrest or some other complication/situation arose after you were jerked away from the patient's side?!?!

    Good grief!!!

    My company's policy is that if someone has to be let go that he/she is informed at the end of his/her shift or as he/she comes in at the start of the day, NEVER interrupt work to do so.

    I have heard of some hospitals here in the Philippines adopting similar policies.... not that Philippine hospitals have the best track record for ethical employment standards or anything...:icon_roll
  4. by   TuTonka
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    What is shameful is that doing that in such a delicate time could have put the patient at risk. And, for sure, this shows just how little they think of nurses.

    Not to say how little they think of patients either.:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire

  5. by   krazykev
    Here is a link to the update of the story: