Yes we are all working under a lot of pressure today, but enough to where common courtesy and protocol get dumped out the window?  This remindsimage me of another post with a sub heading, “this is your brain on money”, in other words, making choices and decisions that are not deemed as wise and without the pressure of the dollar, probably would not be present.  We see this with risk management and I wonder is it spreading?  BD  

Insurers Suggest They May not charge patients more who have existing conditions – This is Your Brain on Money

In Texas recently an ER Department was fired for not bringing in enough money, they were told to up admissions, and then later were fired due to patients being admitted that should not have been.  BD  

MADISON, Wis. - A nurse was called out of surgery so a manager could tell her she was being laid off. Dean Health said the surgery was minor and the patient wasn't affected, but the manager who summoned the nurse from surgery violated medical protocol. Dean Health spokesman Paul Pitas said the incident happened at Dean's West Clinic in Madison on Wednesday or Thursday.

Pitas said there was a period of time in which a nurse wasn't present during the procedure. He said while there were other clinical staff present, the absence of a nurse is a violation of patient care procedures.

Nurse gets called out of surgery to get pink slip - Health care-


  1. I had to comment on this one. A friend of mine attended a funeral a week ago for a veteran RN (maybe 30 years of nursing??) who had been laid off from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital about six weeks ago. She committed suicide by jumping off a bridge. This woman was born and raised in Santa Barbara. Her family & friends were shocked at what happened--no warning signs. I did not know her, but I'm sure economic pressures are wreaking havoc in families all over the U.S. Skilled medical professionals certainly know how to work under pressure, but that doesn't mean they should be subjected to this kind of personal pressure.


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