Your post hits home with me, ganurse.
Back in '15, I reported overt safety infractions, following the chain of command. Nothing was resolved. I reported the infractions to IDPH, OSHA, and JC and again, nothing was done.
I took it as, "Oh well, I've done what I could", CMA, and went on to be the best nurse I could be.
Then, earlier this year, I again followed the chain of command in reporting violations of the Code of Conduct, P&P, and Illinois statutes.
Long story short, I was recognized with a DAISY award in February and terminated in March over trumped up charges.
It is sad when bad things happen to conscientious message carriers.