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Wuzzie

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  1. Disagree
    Wuzzie got a reaction from mtnNurse., BSN in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    But we don’t know if they had intent. Maybe they were really rushed. Maybe staffing was bad. Maybe they didn’t know any better. They were young. They were new. There should have been safeguards in place. Oh, they overrode them well it’s not their fault.  Maybe they truly believed they were helping. Any of us could have pushed 2000MCG OF FENTANYL! They probably didn’t know that could kill a patient. 
    Sorry for the snark, I had a supremely craptastic day today but this is what we’ve come to folks. A whole profession hiding behind our lily-white reputations and feeling like we are above the law even when we violate the most basic of standards. 
  2. Haha
    Wuzzie got a reaction from mtnNurse., BSN in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    But Barrel of Monkeys,  she talked about going to the bathroom. To the DA! 🤨
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from JKL33 in Nurse Charged With Homicide   
    I highly doubt it. I would imagine he thought she was being transported like every other ICU patient he’d seen...on a monitor with a nurse in attendance. No reason for him to think otherwise. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Anonymous865 in Nurse Charged With Homicide   
    This! This is where the line was crossed. This is what takes it from a med error to recklessness. This is the part that cannot be explained away. This is the part that justifies the charges. You don’t give an IV push medicine, especially one that is classed as a sedative, without monitoring for adverse reactions. Period!
  5. Haha
    Wuzzie got a reaction from BarrelOfMonkeys, BSN, RN in February 2019 Caption Contest: Win $100!   
    "Don't go out there. They just found out they lost all of their likes"
  6. Haha
    Wuzzie reacted to JKL33 in How to retain nurses?   
    See I think you should've slowly raised your hand, then uber-seriously and meekly replied,
    "....more pizza, maybe...?"
    💙 🍕
    Tip: Always carry a resignation letter in your bag, just leave the date blank so you can fill it in quickly if need be, like in case you just get fed up some day and pull a stunt like that ^ 😂
     
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from brownbook in Trigger Warning!   
    Tee-shirt, smee-shirt. I need that tattooed on my forehead. 
  8. Like
    Wuzzie got a reaction from Susie2310 in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    Our system for caring for our elders is so severely broken that it’s no surprise that things like this happen. However, I don’t believe for a second that it vindicates the actions of these health care providers. I believe that even though we are nurses if we behave badly we need to be held accountable. By closing ranks we will continue to see bad nurses continue to be allowed to practice. This is a wake up call for our profession  
    That being said, here is an interesting article on a different approach to long term and skilled nursing care for our vulnerable population  
    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/a-better-nursing-home-exists/390936/
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from LilPeanut, MSN, RN, NP in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    FTR I have worked in hospitals for three decades now so I’m well aware of the shenanigans that go on. But I, alone, am responsible for my practice as a nurse. Not the hospital, not my manager. At the end of the day it is MY decision to practice good nursing judgment and to protect my patients at all costs. 
  10. Haha
    Wuzzie reacted to Emergent in Trigger Warning!   
    I thought the acceptable social norm was to preface a potentially offensive remark by saying "I don't mean to offend you, but..." or "Please don't take this personally,  but..."
    Then proceed to say your offensive remark. 
    😁
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from Susie2310 in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    Our system for caring for our elders is so severely broken that it’s no surprise that things like this happen. However, I don’t believe for a second that it vindicates the actions of these health care providers. I believe that even though we are nurses if we behave badly we need to be held accountable. By closing ranks we will continue to see bad nurses continue to be allowed to practice. This is a wake up call for our profession  
    That being said, here is an interesting article on a different approach to long term and skilled nursing care for our vulnerable population  
    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/a-better-nursing-home-exists/390936/
  12. Thanks
    Wuzzie got a reaction from HomeBound in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    You’re talking out of both sides of your mouth. You first say you know what I think then you say you don’t. Well, to clarify...you don’t and I’d appreciate if you’d not use my name specifically in your examples. As I have said over and over. The override and wrong medication is the least of the issues here. RV did not monitor the patient appropriately for the drug she thought she gave. If she had this patient would not be dead. All it would have taken is less than 5 minutes of eye-balling.  That is 100% on her. We are ultimately responsible for each of our individual practices. Nobody is going to make me do something that I know is wrong. Nobody. It’s called ethics. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from LilPeanut, MSN, RN, NP in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    FTR I have worked in hospitals for three decades now so I’m well aware of the shenanigans that go on. But I, alone, am responsible for my practice as a nurse. Not the hospital, not my manager. At the end of the day it is MY decision to practice good nursing judgment and to protect my patients at all costs. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from LilPeanut, MSN, RN, NP in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    FTR I have worked in hospitals for three decades now so I’m well aware of the shenanigans that go on. But I, alone, am responsible for my practice as a nurse. Not the hospital, not my manager. At the end of the day it is MY decision to practice good nursing judgment and to protect my patients at all costs. 
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    Wuzzie reacted to TriciaJ, RN in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    I know everyone has different ideas about exactly how culpable the hospital was.  There are many who think that since the hospital was apparently a pit to work in (aren't most of them, any more?) that the nurse should be off the hook.  I maintain that we are all responsible for our own practice.
    Based on everything I've read so far I think:  1.  The nurse's actions rise (or sink) to the level of criminal charges being appropriate.  2.  Now she gets her day in court and maybe a whole lot more information comes to light, in her favour or not.  3.  Hopefully (and I know it's a long shot) typical hospital practices come to light and the public is outraged.  4.  New nurses coming into the field will be taught to be assertive, proactive and not at all easy to intimidate.  If we have any vestige of handmaiden status hanging on, we need to lose it yesterday.
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from LilPeanut, MSN, RN, NP in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    FTR I have worked in hospitals for three decades now so I’m well aware of the shenanigans that go on. But I, alone, am responsible for my practice as a nurse. Not the hospital, not my manager. At the end of the day it is MY decision to practice good nursing judgment and to protect my patients at all costs. 
  17. Disagree
    Wuzzie reacted to mtnNurse., BSN in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    If you've read every single post in every single related thread as I have, you'd know Wuzzie and many others do not think the hospital is at least as culpable. I do not claim to know what they think. I'm just saying I read in their other posts that they don't think the hospital is at least as culpable. This is what many people take issue with...many people who know how unsafe working conditions in hospitals can be and how those conditions can lead to prudent nurses making deadly mistakes.
  18. Disagree
    Wuzzie got a reaction from mtnNurse., BSN in Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee   
    Yes, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we continued to support unsafe nurses by offering slaps on the wrist for despicable lapses in judgement. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from JKL33 in Nurse Charged With Homicide   
    I highly doubt it. I would imagine he thought she was being transported like every other ICU patient he’d seen...on a monitor with a nurse in attendance. No reason for him to think otherwise. 
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from mtnNurse., BSN in Nurse Charged With Homicide   
    This medication is not used by anesthesiologists only and can be safely administered by other health care providers who are properly trained. I have used it many times. Regardless, she did not properly monitor the patient for the medication she thought she gave. That is her biggest error. 
    And she isn't being charged with murder.
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    Wuzzie reacted to Horseshoe in Nursing school has pushed me to the edge. Anyone else?   
    If you have been late to clinical "so many times," skip classes, and ignore the advice of your clinical instructors, yet are still passing, I don't know what you are complaining about.
    Perhaps you are being treated like a child because you are acting like one. Your behavior sure sounds like teen aged rebellion to me.
    In most programs, doing the things you have admitted to would have gotten you thrown out of the program early on. Count yourself lucky, but don't count on continued tolerance of your behavior. If you graduate and get a job, you may be working with supervisors/preceptors who will not put up with tardiness, absenteeism, and ignoring their clinical advice. 
    Maybe some introspection is in order? This can't be all the fault of others.
     
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    Wuzzie reacted to mtmkjr, BSN in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    If this type of forgery is is a felony for anyone else, why not for healthcare professionals?
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    Wuzzie reacted to Jory, MSN, APRN, CNM in I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend   
    Yes, I hope it's a trend because these people SHOULD BE in jail.
    Falsifying information and forging signatures is a choice. If that in turn causes a patient's death, then yes, you should be charged with contributing to that person's death.  
    Abuse of a patient, is a choice.
    Severe neglect, is a choice.
    I have no problem with these people sitting in jail.  
    Don't protect other nurses that make these choices.  
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    Wuzzie reacted to hppygr8ful in Nurse Charged With Homicide   
    I have followed this thread with interest. Having done my research and talked to my sister (a former criminal prosecutor) I would have to say that the wheels of justice are turning exactly as they should. Had this patient survived in a vegetative state the nurse would have likely faced charges of reckless endangerment because while she may not have meant to harm the patient she clearly acted outside her scope of practice and her patient died as a result. Therefore Involuntary manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide are appropriate charges. 
    This is exactly why safeguards are put in place and why nurses and caregivers should never employ "work arounds" or "shortcuts" no matter how busy they are. Had the nurse monitored her patient after giving any sedative (Standard of care) she would have clearly seen that something was terribly  wrong and could have acted accordingly. 
    People die all the time because of other people's stupid careless actions - the fact that they didn't mean to do harm does not negate the harm that was done. Babies left in hot cars die and the parent states "I forgot, I was exhausted etc..." People cry out "Isn't losing their child punishment enough?" No it's not. 
    Criminal negligence is just that. This nurse will likely never see a day of jail time as this was first offense but she will never be placed in a position of trust to cause harm to anyone else.  The GoFundMe page sickens me as it shows this happy young woman complaining of how the legal system is doing her wrong and we are all supposed to feel so sorry for her that we will be moved to help pay for her mistake.
    The one thing that my daddy always stressed to me and that I have stressed to my own child is that one must always be willing to take ownership and responsibility for his/her own actions
    Off my soapbox now 
    Hppy
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    Wuzzie got a reaction from TriciaJ, RN in Nurse Charged With Homicide   
    But she didn't make just one. 
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