http://omagdigital.com/print.php?pages=4&issue_id=216620&ref=1 The Az put out guide lines for nurses to use social media, basically don’t use the patients’ name, unless the patient agrees to it and says so in the post. Being fearful of our governmental agencies is always the first step and link to opposing oppressions. Nursing Boards can easily destroy careers and patient safety issues, it is the job of every nurse to confront these issues and report it to the general public. Amanda Trujillo of Az has clearly brought forward the issues of patient safety and education and nurse abuse. She is a leader in what is right for our patients, believe in her.
There has been enormous amounts published about this case and the board and the fallout will soon happen demonstrating again the nature of the Board.
I have been a registered nurse for 33 years. I live near Laughlin, Neveda and do private duty nursing of many different types. Most assignments are generally related to newly discharged clients that still need assistance with medication administration as well help with activities of daily living.
Private duty nursing, or home health nursing will be a profession that continues to be more prominent in the next coming years for several years. Those reasons stem from the changing environment of not only limited care in the critical care arena but diminished returns that physicians will be seeing from Obamacare. This may not be fully clear at the moment but many of the changes directly effect how much a physician can get from each patient.
For many years the health care system has gone somewhat unmonitored and many administrations have gone for a profit health care system. Perhaps its always been for profit but its profits frequently remained within the system that created it and further contributed to its quality and progress. The overall quality of the U.S. health care system has dropped 30 levels since the 1990s. About the same time that corporate America entered, with earnest. Those levels of quality also cost the tax payer four times as much than say France or Germany. The third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors and over-treatment.