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Air Embolism Linked To Central Line Death

Bob Aller   December 29, 2019 Revisions: January 22, 2020 Summary: Just after 1:30 pm on the afternoon of August 22, 2016, at Palms West Hospital in Florida, RN Linda Truempy entered the ICU room of a 25-year-old patient, Joshua Dziedzic. What followed was an event that should have never occurred. Josh was sitting up in …

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Epidemic Of Violence In Hospitals Facing Nurses

Bob Aller   September 20, 2019 Why is there a need for workplace violence prevention programs for nurses? “They are routinely yelled at, spat at, pummeled, kicked, scratched and even stabbed by the people they are trying to save. In some states, nurses are assaulted more than police,” wrote columnist Petula Dvorak in the Washington Post. According …

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ER Nurse Kills Attacker While Defending Herself

      Bob Aller   September 20, 2019 This report focuses on an incident involving ER nurse Susan Kuhnhausen. Her self-defense training at Providence Hospital in Portland, Oregon, appears to have contributed to her ability to protect herself. Fortunately, when a life-threatening encounter occurred, Susan was prepared to handle it. Nurse Kuhnhausen had also been …

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Understaffing In The ER Claimed, ER Nurse Fired

Lawsuit States ER Clinical Coordinator At HCA Hospital Was Fired For Claiming Understaffing In The ER The New Hampshire Union Leader reports that Nurse Julie Stephens filed a lawsuit against Portsmouth Regional Hospital (HCA Health Services of New Hampshire.) According to the lawsuit, Nurse Stephens made repeated complaints about understaffing in the ER that resulted …

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