Patt Morrison for December 8, 2009

Can you trust your nurse?

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Can you trust your nurse?

Screening shortcuts in the midst of a nursing shortage are allowing for many unlicensed nurses to avoid supervision or consequences by jumping from one temporary nursing position to another. Investigative reporting operation ProPublica has uncovered some damning evidence of everything from professional indiscretions to major safety violations in the nursing field. How is it possible that nurses that have been reported for falling asleep on the job and stealing from patients are still being placed by staffing agencies? Why aren’t temporary staffing firms being held accountable to anyone but their clients?

Guests:

Tracy Weber & Charles Ornstein, from the L.A. Times & ProPublica

Michael Weinholtz, board member of the American Staffing Association and President and CEO of CHG Healthcare Services


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