Taking the baby out for some air????? In JANUARY???? WTH?
and that DR. saying the nurses were the "aggressors" I hope will never have another peaceful day at work sicne he threw those nurses under the bus for the good ole boy club.
...I agree with one of the comments left by MARYG....
"According to MSNBC, this incident occurred on January 7th. It has been investigated, sworn testimony was heard, and videotapes were reviewed. The DA ultimately decided to file charges against Mr. Kennedy.
As long as that baby is a patient in that hospital, the nurses on that unit are responsible for him. Hospital policy never lets anyone take a newborn off the unit, not even a parent. If Mr. Kennedy wanted to take his son out for some fresh air, he should have signed him out AMA and gone home. Can you imagine if every parent wanted to do this. How does a nurse keep track of it? Also, Dr Haydock is an ER physician who according to some reports encouraged Kennedy to take his baby out. If that is the case, I would expect him to be disciplined as he has no authority to do that."
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What I want to know is why hasn't he been charged with a felony......
The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the New York Organization of Nurse Executives (NYONE) and the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) have partnered to produce and distribute a poster designed to raise awareness of the serious problem of violence against nurses and support safer working environments in healthcare facilities. The poster, which is being mailed to hospitals and healthcare facilities around the state, informs people that it is a felony to assault a nurse who is on duty.
“Many people don’t realize the magnitude of the problem of violence against nurses. We hope that this clear, visual reminder of the legal consequences will encourage people to take a step back when situations get hot,” said Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE, CEO of the Nurses Association, the state's largest professional association and union for registered nurses.
The poster features a red stop sign on a black background with the text: “Assaulting a nurse is a shame. And it’s a crime. It’s a felony in New York State to assault a nurse on duty.”
The law that makes it a felony to assault a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) while on duty went into effect on November 1, 2010. A number of factors, including the fact that many healthcare facilities are open and accessible 24 hours a day, that nurses are often relatively isolated in their work, the availability of medications, and the innate stress of a healthcare setting, combine to create situations in which nurses experience a very high risk of violence at work. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 500,000 nurses a year are victims of workplace violence.
Poster Campaign Seeks to Reduce Violence Against Nurses | Press Releases | NYS Nurses Association