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Reporting unsafe care

Specializes in Pain, critical care, administration, med.

Has anyone reported to the state unsafe care about a facility you work in? What did you report and did you do anonymously? Did any figure out you report? What types of things did you report.

Has anyone reported to the state unsafe care about a facility you work in? What did you report and did you do anonymously? Did any figure out you report? What types of things did you report.

No. Fortunately, I have always been able to work things out with the appropriate parties.

Is there an issue where you work that Management won't address and you think it needs to be addressed?

CoffeeRTC, BSN, RN

Has 25 years experience.

Most facilities have a complinace hot line. It should be posted.

Try to work up the chain first. If all else fails, you can call the compliance hotline or state department of aging.

CapeCodMermaid, RN

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health. Has 30 years experience.

Start with the Director of Nursing by giving her concise examples of what you think is unsafe care.

If she doesn't listen or you think she's not going to do anything to remedy the situation, go to the Administrator. If she doesn't listen, there should be a compliance hot line...even the smallest facilities have them.

Calling the state should be the last resort.

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