Top News: #Nurses

Here are the top read news for #nurses:

Dr. Joe Bujak and Kathleen Bartholomew, a nurse and‘Disruptive’ doctors rattle nurses, increase safety risks:

Society may be getting more politically correct, but there’s new evidence that hasn’t trickled down to hospital operating rooms. Read more

Jury awards $3M to fired nurse who complained of ‘rushing patients through’ to save money:

A Portland jury on Friday awarded a nurse more than $3 million — agreeing that she was wrongfully terminated by Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center after she complained to management that cost-cutting measures were jeopardizing patient care. Read more

This Doctor Had the Perfect Photo Response to ‘The View’ Co-Hosts’ Remarks About Nurses:

Members of the medical community are not happy with The View after several show co-hosts made disparaging remarks about a Miss America contestant who spoke about her job as a nurse during the pageant’s talent portion. Among the comments: “Why is she wearing a doctor’s stethoscope?” (The View co-hosts have since apologized.)

Nurses Are Talking About: Why They Go to Work Sick:

Imagine this scenario. You are an experienced, professional registered nurse who works the night shift in the coronary care unit. Every night, the hospital, the physicians, and everyone else depend on your acute assessment skills and your sound professional judgment to monitor very sick patients, detect the status changes that might precede deterioration, and take steps to ensure that your patients do not come to harm. Today, at 4:00 pm, you wake up with a sore throat, fever, and malaise. You call your supervisor and say that you are sick and cannot work tonight. The response? “You will need a doctor’s note, or you won’t be paid.” Read more


Nursing licensing inquiry finds gap in process:

The four applicants for Massachusetts nursing licenses didn’t seem to have much in common. They gave addresses in Randolph, Everett, Milton, and Lihue, Hawaii. Their applications arrived between last October and June. All four claimed to already have nursing licenses from Hawaii, and each filed a form purportedly signed by Kathleen Yokouchi, identified as an officer of the Hawaii nursing board. There was one problem: Yokouchi retired five years ago. Read more