A nurse attorney said to me after I berated a nurse for erroneously giving a paralytic which killed the patient, “I could have just as easily been the one who made the mistake, everybody makes mistakes.” I told her I doubted that very much as I’ve been a nurse for nine years in the military and over thirty years as a civilian nurse and can only recall hanging L.R. instead of N.S. as my worst medication error. The case of Radonda Vaught of Tn and the Vanderbilt horror defines what nursing has become for reasons of nobody wants to take responsibility from the hospital administration straight on through the Tn Nursing Board who cleared the nurse, only to get exposed as liars and money launderers. The Fed says here is the evil. What about the life that was taken?? And to die a miserable death while everybody just strolls on by?? With a gallery of supportive green horns crying its not her fault. These are not real nurses.
Nursing Boards ignore and hide issues that they are paid to ignore and paid to manipulate the nurse into protecting the system of the money train. I myself have worked in 37 different critical facilities before coming to Podunk, Az. and watched corruption, manipulation, lying, stealing and its business as usual. Hard to believe a surgeon would operate out of the standard of care on EVERY case and nobody says anything. Oh, its just compromise. We need the money. The nursing board of Az. will cover us. They will allow us to lie in court, and even encourage it, to make the case so the lawyers can lie and protect our money. The AZBN will intimidate everybody that goes against them, the truth DOES NOT MATTER.
So this green horn nurse, and there was actually two of them, that chatting away, all the while reconstituting vecuronium instead of paying attention that versed has zero resemblance to this medication, gave the victim the devils breath dose and walked away leaving her to die a miserable death. Autopsy focuses on a natural cause of death, nursing board clears nurse, victim’s family knows zip, administration does less and over two years goes by before somebody with half a brain of honesty spills the beans. How does this equate to AZBN? The state is filled with defrocked nurses trying to tell you, and have lost their lives in nursing. Viewed as princesses and ruled by corruption and money the AZBN is no different than Tn board of health. Perhaps worse. The evil is here in Arizona as well. There is only one issue saving them from destruction, which won’t always be there.