Jennifer West MO270-01 unit 4 project

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Nurses refuse to follow orders: catastrophic results Jennifer West MO270-01 Unit 4 assignment April 18, 2014
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Eugene Burns was admitted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for treatment of an aneurysm. A tracheotomy tube was inserted into his throat. He communicated by writing on a note pad because he was unable to speak. He was hospitalized for two months after his operation of the tracheotomy. He was then transferred to Harborside Nursing home for rehabilitation. The hospital issued a medical order directing that the patient is to be suctioned every four hours (Tammelleo, 2005). The nursing home issued their own order requiring healthcare personnel to suction once per shift, three shifts per day or as needed. A close friend of the patient named Steven Szcuvelek came to visit him. The patient wrote to Mr. Szcuvelek on the note pad telling him that he has to get him out of there and their going to kill him. He informed Mr. Szcuvelek That he was left in his waste for three hours and he was not being suctioned. He actually needed to be suctioned that very minute. His friend tried to call a nurse for help but nobody came. He left the room to seek after a nurse and when he found one the nurse told him somebody will be there to assist his friend. Ha asked the nurse on duty if she would suction Mr. Burns and she claimed she already did. Mr. Burns shook his head, indicating the statement was not true (Tammelleo, 2005). The nurse said it was the doctors’ orders for him not to be suctioned. The patient was transferred to a different hospital the next day unresponsive. When Mr. Szcuvelek
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