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... Hi, I don't think you did "patient abandonment" even though you clocked in. Since you didn't receive report you didn't abandon. If you had received report you would have been responsible for the care of the patients until someone accepted the report from you. I believe there is a term called "Safe Harbor" you could use as a defense. To have accepted the assignment with... (8 replies)
... I have to disagree. I think you can be held responsible and it could def be considered patient abandonment. It would have been one thing if you never had shown up to work. But, you did and you clocked in. ... (8 replies)
... I was not oriented to the ER, I had no idea where anything was, and I mean synringes, MAR's, your basic tools to provide patient care. ... (8 replies)

... Is it abandonment if you clock in to your job, find out you're being floated to an unsafe area, and clock out and leave? ... (8 replies)
... they could question how you knew this was a "unsafe" assignment if you didn't get report. I can't fully say I disagree with what the last two posts said, but you really need to call your SBON and find out before you push forward. That way you will know where you stand legally before you contact an attorney. I wish you well and hope things turn out okay. We don't need to lose... (8 replies)
... I can't see that term as legal either. It's not like they were not left to be cared for. If anything the employer is mad because you left them in a bind. I am in the health field also. Do call your state board, and do consult with an atty. Your employee privacy act has been violated. Good luck !!! (8 replies)
... I am going to retain an attorney because my employer, for some unknown reason to me, is discussing this situation with witnesses. It is clear they have no loyalty to me, although I am a good nurse with a good attitude and reliability. I am wondering if they know they made a mistake and are CTA. It is very depresseing to tell you the truth. (8 replies)
... I am aware of the Nurse Practice Act and think you did the wise thing. If it was my friend that did that, I would encourage him to find a job that has an administration that understands the nurses issues and sides with them in a case like this. I dont know if your state has different laws than my friends so I would also advise my friend to spend 100$ and check with a lawyer. (8 replies)
... It would depend on the situation. What was the "unsafe" area? More info please. (8 replies)




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