Cover yourself, no one wants to see that

A lot has been written across online nursing communities about the case of Amanda Trujillo, a nurse currently defending her license with the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Regardless of your position on the case, it brings up an important question for nurses—how can nurses protect themselves in the event that their license is challenged?

In an article written for BestNursingDegree.com, Terri Polick explains how malpractice insurance can factor into defending and protecting your nursing license. The full text of the article is available as part of the New Nurse Survival Guide on the homepage of BestNursingDegree.com, on the “On the Job” tab, “Why you need malpractice insurance.”

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Thank you @innovativenurse for following Amanda’s @NURSEINTERUPTED case, this is from TruthAboutNursing.org

Fired for educating a patient? TruthAboutNursing.org, May 2012:"Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO-TV ran a short but good item by Peter Busch about veteran local nurse Amanda Trujillo, who said she had been fired by Banner Del Webb Hospital and had a complaint filed against her with the state board of nursing because she had educated a patient about the risks of an upcoming surgery and scheduled a consult about hospice. A hospital spokesman reportedly said that "the doctor, ultimately, is the focal point that directs care for patients" and that "company policy" forbids nurses to order a case management consult. The report does not mention other accounts suggesting that these events were set in motion because the patient's surgeon was displeased that the patient had decided against the surgery." http://www.truthaboutnursing.org/news/2012/may/trujillo.html

For the latest on Amanda's case, please visit: http://www.nurseup.com/

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Thank you @innovativenurse for following Amanda's @NURSEINTERUPTED case, this is from her blog.

The Moment of Impact: April 21, 2010: by #AmandaTrujillo, MSN, RN, #nurseup #nursefriendly #healthcare:"The day my life collided with something greater than I could ever wrap my head around in this lifetime…..I heard a quote recently that conveys the enormity of the year’s events…its message, perfection, but not in the way I would like to envision life perfected, the way I want it, the way I wanted it, the way I thought I had it…..in any case, I like this quote because it encompasses the past, the present, and the future all at once."http://nurseinterupted.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/the-moment-of-impact-april-21-2010/

The day that changed Amanda's life forever. To follow her case and others, kindly visit http://www.nurseup.com @nursefriendly

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The latest:

The War Against Amanda Trujillo, April 25, 2012, Mother Jones, RN, Nurse Ratched’s Place:"I still support Amanda Trujillo and some people who have read the allegations against Amanda have questioned my judgment. Frankly, I don’t believe these allegations because I personally know two other nurses who have been reported to their nursing boards by their former employers. One of my friends was reported to the BON after she spoke up about unsafe nursing practices at a shady nursing home, and the other was reported after he chastised hospital administration for placing psychiatric patients and staff in an unsafe environment. Their former employers cooked up all kinds of false allegations against my friends who are both stellar nurses. Their former employers crucified their character, but in the end they were both cleared of any wrongdoing by their respective state nursing boards. There is an escalating pattern of abuse as more unscrupulous employers are using nursing boards as the ultimate scare tactic to keep nurses “in their place. ” Amanda is just another victim of this ploy." http://www.nurseratchedsplace.com/2012/04/the-war-against-amanda-trujillo/

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