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RN Refused To Join Cover-Up Of Fatal Med Errors

Introductory Statement From Shirley Barker, RN, BSN:   As nurses, we’re expected to be an “advocate” for our patients. Unfortunately, we are often stifled from fulfilling that role. I retired in 2013. During my 30 years of nursing for Los Angeles County, I was aware of medical errors leading to harm and sometimes death for …

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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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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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