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    Why do I always look high at work?

    When I went back to working an early shift (6a-6p) it was an adjustment. One thing I remember was that for the first few weeks my eyes were red. I figured it was the bright lights, dry air, lack of sleep... Good thing is I can say it somehow just resolved itself. No longer have red eyes at all..
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    Trouble communicating with patients?

    The patient wanted a shower for the 5th time that day? And needing supervision/assistance for each one? That is unreasonable. I would have no problem explaining that the tech can assist her with a shower each day, but there is not enough staff for that many showers. It wouldn't even be an awkward conversation - just stating the facts.
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    Professional name vs. Professional Title

    I think you are right about name vs. title. I also think it's a ridiculous question to be quizzed on. Sorry I can't be more helpful!
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    This MD culture

    Playing the devil's advocate here,.. perhaps there's more to the story. In my unit, on day shift the nurses call the provider but after hours the charge nurse does it. This is mainly for consolidation. Any one nurse might not know what is going on with other patients - by having the charge nurse handle it, he or she can make one call. I don't think you are risking anything by having the supervisor make the call. Expect the supervisor to keep you updated as to what the MD wants to do. Give it an appropriate amount of time, and if you don't hear back, call the supervisor and ask what the MD said. If the supervisor actually did not contact the MD for any reason that you disagree with, then you would go ahead and make the call on your own. And document everything of course.
  5. In the time since the first thread was started on this case, I have often wondered, "Where is our nurse attorney?" I was so looking forward to the perspective from a legal professional. Your assessment of the disastrous actions of RV leaves me dumbfounded. Having so many facts wrong will no doubt leave you to the wrong conclusion. How will this affect the nursing profession? By maintaining the high level of public trust. The public needs to see that the actions of RV are FAR below nursing standards of practice and that when someone dies due to extreme carelessness, we do not cry "but....what about just culture??" and "How can we learn from this??" (When the root cause of the failure is so obvious) Instead, as professionals, we know the difference between the kind of recklessness shown by RV and nearly every other med error that happens. By the way, she continued disregarding safety checks, one after another for 30 minutes. This wasn't a moment of mental fogginess, loss of attention or distraction.
  6. Your clinical experience is assumed, and common to all new grads. If that way of thinking were true, all new grads would be "experienced" right out of school.
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    bring back post preview when hovering over title!

    You are right! I should have said for each post, not each topic!
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    bring back post preview when hovering over title!

    Have you seen the option at the top for "condensed" vs "expanded"? Expanded shows a sentence or two for each topic. No need to hover.
  9. Right. In the link above, you have the option to view the PDF or just the text. The tab that gives you the text has a typo making it say the opposite!
  10. The original letter: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5747640-Vaught-Letter.html?embed=true&responsive=false&sidebar=false
  11. There's been an error in transmission... I saw the letter somewhere else and it says "did not" merit further action.
  12. Wow... I missed this the first time I read it! So maybe they passed on any action on her license and then passed the case to the DA?? Or am I still reading wrong?
  13. It works! Well look at that! Yeah! Ok, I guess I don't need to know what that multiquote function is anymore! Thanks
  14. I think that was actually confirmed in an article posted on one of these threads... That the charges came due to the fact that she was not facing any other discipline.
  15. I still haven't figured out how to multiquote... Different people or even the same person, breaking out a post to respond to several different points. I see other people doing it.
  16. But criminal behavior on the job gives them a pass apparently...

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