Video RN screaming, dragged into police car d/t refused blood draw on unconscious patient!

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by SummitRN SummitRN, BSN, RN Member Nurse

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Ruas61, BSN, RN

Specializes in MDS/ UR. Has 40 years experience. 1,368 Posts

Must be the left over egg nog.

SummitRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention. Has 10 years experience. 2 Articles; 1,567 Posts

It's disturbing you Don't realize she was advocating for one patient, and disturbing MANY other patients.

You are arguing that if the nurse slightly disturbs some patients with noise while suffering unwarranted abuse in the line of protecting one patient from battery (which is the proper term for having a blood draw wrongly and forcibly taken), she should sacrifice that one patient to prevent some noise.

You either need to consider whether battery of one is worse than temporary noise for a few... or you need to retake your ethics class.

And of course none of this would have been necessary if FORMER Det. Payne had followed the law as he was supposed to.

macawake

macawake, MSN

Has 14 years experience. 2,141 Posts

You are arguing that if the nurse slightly disturbs some patients with noise while suffering unwarranted abuse in the line of protecting one patient from battery (which is the proper term for having a blood draw wrongly and forcibly taken), she should sacrifice that one patient to prevent some noise.

Of course I agree with you on the ethics, but I don't think that angelnursedf meant that the nurse should have sacrificed the one patient to protect the ears of the many. I think that what angelnurse was suggesting is that a good nurse should simply have endured the tender administrations of Detective Pain in a more stoic fashion so as not to frighten the other patients. This is the reason why I suspect that the post was designed to cause a bit of a stir and make nurses aplenty leap to the defense of their manhandled sister in white.

The gut reaction of most or perhaps even all healthcare workers seeing a nurse being treated as poorly and roughly, when her only sin was doing her job of protecting her patient, is in all likelihood one of dismay. I don't buy that a healthcare professional would point the blame at the nurse for scaring other patients, or say that she was "ONLY" being arrested (no big deal... :rolleyes:) and should have remained calm (meaning quiet).

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Call me cynical...

:)

JBudd, MSN

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Call me cynical...

Okay, you're cynical. :D

Just because you happen to be right doesn't lessen that, hmmm?