During the argument David was racially abused by the patient. After the incident David was moved to another ward whilst the other patient remained on the ward. That night, whilst David was on the other ward, he lashed out and hit a nurse. Following this he was restrained by five nurses and a struggle developed. The correct procedures for restraining a patient were not followed; subsequently, David collapsed and died (NSCSHA, 2003).
A nurse attending stated “during the morning’s second surgery, he actually dozed off. The nurse took him aside and recommended that he take a break, but he refused and returned to the operation.” The nurse here was in fault in more ways than one. This nurse should never allowed the doctor return back to operate on the patient, he should have been removed from the operating room immediately. The nurse should have
2. The two provisions from the Nursing Code of Ethics that were violated are Provision 2 and 3. Provision 2 states “the nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, community, or population” (Brown, Lachman & Swanson, 2015). Provision 2 focuses on “the nurse’s obligation to assure the primacy of the patient’s interests regardless of conflicts that arise between clinicians or patient and family”(Brown, Lachman & Swanson, 2015). Provision 2 was violated because the nurses
During my clinical rotation during my last semester of nursing school, I was able to work one on one with a BSN degree nurse named Judy in the ICU. Judy had three years of experience in the ICU setting. She had been a medical surgical nurse prior to her ICU transfer. The ICU at this hospital consisted of two associate degree level nurses and two BSN level nurses on my shift. I rotated three days in this particular ICU. I worked with Judy all three days of my rotation. I was excited about being placed with her for she seemed knowledgeable and skilled. We were given a male post trauma patient to work with all three days. This patient was a 30 year old male admitted for trauma related injuries and was considered unstable and was to be monitored in ICU. This patient had been involved in a motor vehicle accident and
Castillo kept acting in belligerent manner and stating that he was going to leave. I, Steven Evans then spoke to him about the fact that he appeared to be intoxicated and that he could not leave at this time. I reiterated to him that any attempts at leaving would not work and he could possibly end up being restrained by medical staff with Security assistance. The patient did not like what I said to him, so he threatened to leave and then proceeded to step out of his room. Security Officer Alonso and I asked him twice to go back to his bed, at which time he became unreceptive and refusing to go back to his room. Officer Alonso and I had to physically and forcefully direct him back to his bed. Once on the bed, he became physically aggressive and attempted to hit Officer Alonso. We instantly took control of the patient's arms and upper body while Security Officers Paz and Weiland controlled his legs as he kept screaming and fighting with us. Nurse Baptiste proceeded to contact the patient's Doctor Cleveland so that a sedative could be given to him. At 0020 hours Nurse Baptiste walked into the room to administer a sedative to Mr. Castillo. The patient fervently refused and Security had to physically hold the patient down during the
In the following journal, I will discuss observations that I made and thoughts that I had during my first night shift at Rady Children’s Hospital. In particular, this journal will address the theme of discernment. According to Jenny Gribble, the process of discerning involves wisdom and experience, as well as
Case of: Ellen Hughes Finnerty v. Board of Registered Nursing Introduction to Case According to FindLaw (2008), Ellen H. Finnerty, a registered nurse is requesting the Board of Nursing in Texas to set aside the judgment where she was disciplined for gross negligence and incompetence. The board’s decision came after an
On Wednesday 09/21/2016 at approximately 2056 hours, Security Officers Lourdes Garay and Supervisor Steven Evans were dispatched to ICU room #4112 for a (53B) Disorderly Baker Act Patient in Medical Unit. Upon arrival, Officers saw Nurse Cassandre Jermaine and Charge Nurse Cristina Sisneski attempting to calm down an irate Baker Act patient. The patient Adam Bargar (DOB: 02/05/77, FIN #86198457) was upset about not being able to make a phone call, he then ripped his IV out and attempting to leave the unit. I explained to him what a Baker Act patient is allowed to do and what limitations are obligatory. He was also explained to him that he was not allowed to leave his room until medically clear by his Physician. Security staff was asked to stand
What I really cannot understand is the punishments given to patients for “misbehaving.” For instance, if Saks said anything too crazy, such as saying she could stab someone with her plastic fork, she would immediately be placed in restraints for long hours at a time. No one in the hospital seemed genuinely interested in treating her beyond pumping her system with drugs. The New Haven hospital was similar to “the Center” that Saks went to for her drug problem as a teenager: more time was devoted to having people just “get over it” rather than hearing a patient’s problem and addressing it. Furthermore, the rules on ethics and doctor-patient confidentiality seemed to be nonexistent at that facility. They contacted her parents against her earlier wishes and even essentially pulled her out of school. Although they may have believed they were acting in her best interest, ethically they should not have been able to disclose medical information of an adult to
On Monday, March 7, 2016 at approximately 0139 hours, FHEO Security Officers were dispatched to room #5109 for a (53D) Disorderly Patient in Medical Unit who was acting in a belligerent manner and attempting to leave his room to go home. I, Steven Evans Shift Supervisor of Security at Florida
In the Code of Ethics for Nurses provision 4 states “The nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice; makes decisions; and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.” This was not done, there was no regard for human life. The patients in the hospital were treated as a burden. A meeting was held where the doctors agreed that
At 3 am while the aide had her sleep brake, the patient’s husband called her to help him patient back to because the patient fell out of the bed during her sleep. As per aide, there were no visible injuries and the patient and her husband refused to call 911.
I returned to the recovery ward, my patient was still hypertensive and tachycardic and I felt by assessing her non-verbal signals of communication that she was still in great discomfort. After 15 minutes of no improvement I returned to theatre to see the anaesthetist, I explained that I was not happy with the patient’s level of pain and requested that he come to the recovery ward to assess the patient. He reluctantly came to the recovery ward and after spending a few minutes assessing the patient agreed that she was in an unacceptable level of pain and prescribed a further 5mg of morphine which I duly gave to the patient in 2.5mg increments. After this the patients heart rate and blood pressure decreased to pre operative levels, she seemed to be more relaxed and eventually fell asleep. After a further period of time spent continually reassessing the patient and when I was satisfied she was comfortable and haemodynamically stable I discharged the patient back to the ward.
When I arrived at booking this patient has bad tremors, is diaphoretic, and has increased vital signs, I medicated the patient and made sure the patient was given fluids. The officer states he was like this when the other nursed checked him. I checked the chart and on the
Several of the roles which I observed this morning were expected: the nurses took vitals for incoming patients, performed focused assessments, and were the main communicators between family, the patient, and the physician. I realized when the first patient came in around 10:00 am, the RN’s role in assessments, gathering blood work, and carrying out all the necessary steps to situate and stabilize the patient as soon as possible. It was incredible seeing the nurses work together, in sync, in those first moments when the patient was brought in. And though expected, I appreciated seeing just how much communication was held and information was gathered from the patient or family members by the nurse. Jessica asked the right questions from both parties, while still showing incredible empathy and not making the whole situation seem rushed and flustering. I understood this as another essential role of the nurse in the ED; he or she must maintain even in such a fast-paced environment empathy and focus in each interaction.