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This is a very sad situation. I see two red flags. The nurse did not follow the five rights of drug administration and the system that was broken. It is the responsibility of the administration to ensure that nursing has everything they need to practice in a safe environment. The blame or criminal judgment should not be on the Nurse. The system failed this nurse. If an individual must override a system that is made to prevent failures, than the system needs to be repaired. Why override a computer safeguard? It was broken not the person!
4/20/2022 3:59:49 PM

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Where is Just Culture/Culture of Safety? We were told by our organizations that the focus should be on broken processes... not people. Ms. Vaught lost her job and livelihood for her failures. Is loss of her freedom necessary as well, in the absence of malice? And what about the hospital that seemingly sheltered their name/reputation, while apparently pushing Ms. Vaught center stage to shoulder the scrutiny? Does this not advance the spectre of Blame Culture?
4/12/2022 7:09:36 PM

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I would like to know if Vanderbilt Hospital was involved in this case at all. It looks like the nurse is the only one being held accountable, Vanderbilt should be held accountable as well. Vanderbilt was quick to fire the nurse and left her to face the consequences on her own. Vanderbilt should face financial and state fines because the hospital and administration allow this event to happen. We should all be on strike not to minimize the error but at least to minimize the sentence.
Thank you
Sandra Escobar MSN,RN
4/12/2022 2:16:27 PM

I am of two thoughts with this case. Foremost, I have compassion for the nurse who made the mistake. On the otherhand, there was a system set up to question the use of the medication-how could she not have seen these warning...there are still many unknown questions
4/11/2022 8:22:18 PM