Another major factor of Thao's medication error was fatigue. That had been picking up extra shifts, including the one in which she worked on the fourth of July. Her lack of proper rest and not giving her mind time to receive those eight hours caused the confusion between the two IV containing the two kinds of medication. Despite the fact that Thao had been a nurse for several years prior to the event, Thao did not follow the proper protocol to ensure that patient's safety. She gave her un-prescribed medication which resulted in Jasmines death.
Moreover, it discovered that she visited the clinic on three occasions during her leave and took clinic supplies home after each visit. Because her conduct violated its code of conduct, the clinic decided to terminate her employment after conducting an investigation. Additionally, there was no evidence that the clinic knowingly tolerated similar conduct by other employees. The court agreed with the clinic, stating that Bloom shouldn't be "shielded" from the consequences for her misconduct simply because she was on FMLA leave. In light of the overwhelming evidence that she took the samples, the clinic's decision to terminate her in the middle of her FMLA leave didn't raise a question of fact about whether her termination was related to her use of FMLA leave.
One of the most challenging trials Taylor experiences is the struggle to legally adopt Turtle. After Turtle almost gets molested while at the park with Edna, Taylor and Turtle start going to therapy with Cynthia, a social worker. During one of these sessions, Cynthia informs Taylor that the state has discovered that Turtle has no legal guardian. Not only is this true, “But there was other bad news. During the third week of sessions with Cynthia she informed me that it had recently come to the attention of the Child Protection Services Division of the Department of Economic Security...that I had no legal claim to Turtle” (Kingsolver 233).
The perils of psychiatric medicine greatly affected Esther’s life. In chapter 10, when Teresa, their family doctor, refused to prescribe stronger sleeping pills for Esther anymore, because Esther was unable to sleep and read anymore. She (Teresa) referred Esther to a psychiatrist, Doctor Gordon. In Chapter 11, Esther later on realized that she was not sleeping for seven nights. She also realized that she has not had taken a bath, washed her hair and changed her clothes for three weeks either.
After 3 hours of taking the second dose his symptom worsened and he asked for more medication. When I spoked to my primary nurse regarding the patients’ ordered, he said we can not change the doctor’s order. I asked my primary nurse if I could speak to the doctor and he said yes. I presented the patient’s situation to the doctor who adjusted the prescription so that the patient could get a dose of the medication immediately. 3) In my 2402 placement, one of my female patient shared a bedroom with 2 older gentlemen.
Given the current heroin addiction epidemic, we have learned that educating addictions and counselors an treatment center staff about health insurance appeals rights is vital since insurers of the cover the first two weeks of inpatient treatment but refuse to pay for the full 30 day inpatient stay necessary for
Brenda— Yes, I have experienced desirable turnover in the past. I previously worked with a nurse who made multiple medication errors and poor patient care decisions. This employee was given multiple chances to improve her performance; however she was eventually terminated based on poor performance. Additionally, I worked with a certified nursing assistant who simply did not show up to work for three weeks and was unavailable when management attempted to contact her multiple times. She left a leave form on my boss’s desk that was never officially approved by management stating she would be gone.
Tellas has told numerson people at school that he tried to commit suicide; at least three times. The mother was called to the school, and she signed paper work to have him checked out. The mother stated out loud that she was not going to do it. The mother told Tellas that he was “full of it”; the mother may not believe Tellas. The last time he tried to commit suicide was on the night of 1-26-16; the mother was at work.
Lydia is a 45-year-old woman, who has been paralyzed for over six months due to a car accident. Since then, she can only communicate through nodding her head, and also has been on a ventilator for respiratory assistance and receiving tube feedings at Little Falls Hospital. Moreover, she was diagnosed and treated successfully for breast cancer before the accident. The medical staffs are uncertain as to whether she can understand what is going on to make any decisions about her life. An advance directive has been located however, a copy could not be found.
My Patient My patient was a 70-year-old female who came in for a scheduled mitral valve repair. The surgeon was unable to repair the valve so the valve was replaced with a mechanical valve. Due to the inability to repair the valve and the patient’s undiagnosed sleep apnea; the patient was on bypass for four and a half hours. When staff later tried to extubate her, and use a BiPap, she became acidotic and was intubated again. Her main diagnosis was respiratory acidosis r/t undiagnosed sleep apnea, prolonged anesthesia, bypass use and