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Air Embolism Linked To Central Line Death

Bob Aller   December 29, 2019 Key Facts In Florida, a Palms West Hospital ICU nurse removed a central line while the patient was sitting up Within minutes, the patient suffered severe chest pains, couldn’t breathe, lost consciousness, placed on life support, without regaining consciousness died several days later… chart notes indicated possible air embolism Palms …

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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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Nurse Fired While Advocating For Patient Safety On CVICU

Nurse Julie Griffin Photo by Munoz Photography Bob Aller   August 4, 2019 Nurse Julie Griffin worked as an RN at the Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida (Miami metro area). Repeatedly, Ms. Griffin registered criticism with hospital administrators over the practice of no continuous monitoring as well as inadequate nurse staffing on her cardiovascular ICU. …

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Vanderbilt Failed To Report Unnatural Patient Death

Horrifying, Fatal Medication Error Bob Aller  Revised: Feb 14, 2019. Posted: Feb 4, 2019 In November 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Statement of Deficiencies concerning the death of a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). The 56-page report included staff statements about medical errors and hospital staff conduct that …

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