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Re: “St. Joe's nurses fired

yeah. in this case the reporter is the guilty party. great stuff ncj! thank you for your well thought out opinion, mr/mrs 'questioning'. remember what they say about opinions...

Posted by wes thornton on 07/30/2009 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Bike Librarian update

since i'm posting,lol. an avid bike rider here and always hoping the bike library would really take off, have return to them bikes i found in bushes. The other day dropped parts off after asking Arcata folks where the heck it was now, and finally found the shipping container near the lumber yard in town. It felt sorry to have it down to this, as the bicycle is the greenest for our planet.(the only one we got) I see more functional riding around, meaning not just the working out type, but for commute. Maybe someday we can progress to something close to what that EU continent has.

Posted by wes thornton on 07/30/2009 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Suspended St. Joe's nurses accused of over-sedating patients

i post this AGAIN from the comment section. i have no wish to cause any trouble. please read comments to refer to the below post:

my goodness. the above info was in, i thought. confidential email. i have no wish to pursue any further matters with the st. joseph of orange corp. as another correction, the grievances will be filed by r.n.’s to the hospital thru the union, not the board of nursing. As a matter of public record, i personally have no ill feelings nor wish to speak in any negative way toward management of St. Joseph Hospital, although i don’t include the navigant corp. in this statement. My hope is that as a nation we can move towards universal healthcare for all citizens.

Posted by wes thornton on 07/30/2009 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Suspended St. Joe's nurses accused of over-sedating patients

some great feedback here. cutoff time for visiting is officially 8pm but the rules are bent by the staff frequently by what is going on at the bedside. At times a family is allowed to sleep at the bedside in times of emotional need. Some nights are very busy and others slow, on the slow nights you twiddle your thumbs, on the busy you try to keep your head above water. its all part of the job. These are some of the most experienced staff that are being let go, and i believe it is a loss to the community. It could have been dealt with in a much more diplomatic manner, but this is the path now, and i have nothing negative to add. Read over what the poster 'Kel' had to say, this is the real world in our department. Patients come number 1 in our nursing world, families just behind, our co-workers next, followed by doctors, and management bringing up the rear. over n out. w. (wish the ncj could get it together!!)

Posted by wes thornton on 07/30/2009 at 9:27 PM

Re: “St. Joe's nurses fired

my goodness. the above info was in i thought confidential email. i have no wish to pursue any further matters with the st. joseph of orange corp. as another correction, the grievances will be filed by r.n.'s to the hospital thru the union, not the board of nursing. As a matter of public record, i personally have no ill feelings nor wish to speak in any negative way toward management of St. Joseph Hospital, although i don't include the navigant corp. in this statement. My hope is that as a nation we can move towards universal healthcare for all citizens.

Posted by wes thornton on 07/30/2009 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Suspended St. Joe's nurses accused of over-sedating patients

to correct some misquotes.

The acoustic music is not played regularly, maybe once or twice a week, in a separate room. We also make sure the patients nearby this area are the sedated and or ventilated ones.

The doctor making complaints about oversedation was Dr. Sageman, who now works for administration.

The medication administration software system is Pixis. The difficulty lies with having a pharmacy site in S. Cal during the night and the lag time before medications can be removed from the system as the orders are faxed, manually entered, sometimes taking one to two hours, much too long.

The next step in the process today is that management is terminating the nurses... of course they have recourse in the union to file.

It would behoove these nurses not to let anyone know where they apply, as others have had anonymous calls to a perspective place of work, which ended the interest in them, this very recent.

Posted by wesley thornton on 07/30/2009 at 10:18 AM

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