“They threw the nurses under the bus. And when they admitted that it was not the nurses’ fault, there was no apology.”
That assessment of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s handling of the Thomas E. Duncan case comes from a nurse who supervises the emergency department at another community hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
The nurse, who spoke with MedPage Today on condition of anonymity, said she and other nurses were very familiar with the electronic health record system used at Texas Health Presbyterian since it is used by several hospitals in the region. They all knew the statement about separate workflows was false.
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