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Utah Nurse proves Nurses are at the heart of patient care

Friday, September 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Stout
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Nurses are at the heart of patient care

Nurses are at the heart of patient care and true patient advocates. Many of you have seen the video over the weekend of a Utah nurse's arrest for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant. Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of patients is our ethical duty but also a legal requirement. AONE supports Alex Wubbels, RN, for her commitment to her patient's well-being and following federal law and hospital policy. We commend the University of Utah Hospital and the local police department for addressing the issue and working together to quickly resolve the situation. Read more.