Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Why couldn't the police officer accept what the nurse was saying? Again what was so important?
Why was the nurse abandoned?  Where was anyone in authority? No physicians?
Why didn't ,whoever it was on the phone say I will handle this when I come in, I am on my way"
Who took care of this nurses patients? Did the patients see all this commotion?
Did anyone call the CHIEF of POLICE?
I know being a Monday night Quarterback ER isn't the way to go BUT this nurse was left alone. The devastation was heard in her voice. Her cries for help and really, no one was lending a hand for her. Except a voice I heard saying "she is doing her job"
What type of administration does that to an employee? What type of police force is in Utah?
We as nurses are behind this Nurse. Prayers are sent to her And her family!! !!!!!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

I wonder at times, why I think differently then others. There is so much news coverage on the nurse that was arrested. The police officer wanted blood work drawn from a patient and the nurse couldn't / wouldn't do it.
I thought , did the police officer think he could march right in and order blood work from a patient? Why would he think that? Can we as nurses walk into the police department and demand records of criminals? What was so important he couldn't follow the procedures?
But that isn't the real reason I am upset about this whole business. What I don't understand is why this nurse was left to stand on her own! Where was her supervisor? Where was her Director of Nursing? Why wasn't the ER physician handling this incident? S/he is the one ordering the blood work . If  s/he didn't feel the need for this blood work the police officer wanted ,the Medical director should have been called and responded by coming into the ER.
I feel so unsettled due to the lack of support this nurse received.
 Handcuffed and escorted out of the ER by a police officer that needed something in the patients blood work and didn't get it.
Why wasn't the supervisor, head nurse, physician, risk manager, Human Resources, Director of nursing,Medical director ,head of security??????? Most hospitals have a team like this , they are the ones that should of handled the police officer not the nurse.
If I ever ended up in that ER I would want that nurse to take care of me because she is a  GREAT NURSE that takes care of the whole patient awake, asleep or unconscious.