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Chaos In A General Surgery Residency Program

Vanderbilt General Surgery Resident, Gretchen Edwards BY BOB ALLER   04/07/2020  (10 min read) In April 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville), a resident from the general surgery residency program was instructed to place a central venous catheter.  During the procedure in the morning, (over 5 million central lines are placed each year), the resident …

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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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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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