Should the hospital have sent you to the Peer Review Committee before reporting

Should the hospital have sent you to the peer review

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Should the hospital have sent you to the Peer Review Committee before reporting you to the Board? If so, what Board Rule was violated? Yes, the nurse should have been sent to the Peer Review committee before reporting her to the Board of Nurses. The minimum due process rule was violated. 5. How should you have responded (from a legal/patient safety/license protection perspective) in response to each of these statements? a. “You will get a two-hour orientation.” Two hours is not enough time to become oriented to a unit that I am completely un- familiar with. Patient safety will be at risk and my license will also be at risk if a mis- take is made due to my unfamiliarity to the unit and the patients. b. “The monitor tech will be responsible for reading the strips.” Though the monitor techs can read the strips, the patient will ultimately be my re- sponsibility, I will not rely on a tech to read the strips when I am not familiar with these readings. If a strip is read wrong by the tech and I don’t know how to read the strip the patients are put at risk as well as my license. c. “You need to be a team player or you may suffer employment consequences.” I will not take on an assignment under threats of retaliation, patient safety is at risk due to my unfamiliarity of the unit and cardiac patients. My license is at risk in the event that an error is made on my behalf which is a highly likely scenario since I am not familiar with the unit. References Nursing Practice Act (Sept 1999) retrieved from ©2014 College of Nursing Page 3 of 3
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  • Fall '15
  • Dr.JeanneMichalski
  • Nursing

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