Lay Offs – Is there this much pressure to meet the dollar to call a nurse out of surgery to notify?
Posted Apr 16 2009 11:53pm
Yes we are all working under a lot of pressure today, but enough to where common courtesy and protocol get dumped out the window? This reminds me of another post with a sub heading, “this is your brain on money”, in other words, making choices and decisions that are not deemed as wise and without the pressure of the dollar, probably would not be present. We see this with risk management and I wonder is it spreading? BD
In Texas recently an ER Department was fired for not bringing in enough money, they were told to up admissions, and then later were fired due to patients being admitted that should not have been. BD
MADISON, Wis. - A nurse was called out of surgery so a manager could tell her she was being laid off. Dean Health said the surgery was minor and the patient wasn't affected, but the manager who summoned the nurse from surgery violated medical protocol. Dean Health spokesman Paul Pitas said the incident happened at Dean's West Clinic in Madison on Wednesday or Thursday.
Pitas said there was a period of time in which a nurse wasn't present during the procedure. He said while there were other clinical staff present, the absence of a nurse is a violation of patient care procedures.