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
Apr 17, '09Joined: Mar '09; Posts: 266; Likes: 17918 and <1 yr. You have my heart felt condolences.
Apr 17, '09Occupation: Career development and training. I used to work with an agency assisting nurses. I still use my knowledge gained to help nurses for free. I cannot, however, help you find a job. From: PH ; Joined: Nov '08; Posts: 907; Likes: 713Quote from Andrew, RNOMG, 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?!?!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.
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
Apr 18, '09Joined: Mar '09; Posts: 266; Likes: 179Quote from pagandeva2000What 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
Apr 24, '09Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Neurosciences ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 154; Likes: 83Here is a link to the update of the story: