Explain the incompetency of the health care professional (if any).
Explain a possible solution to address the area of incompetency, such as reporting the behavior to a supervisor, etc.
Case Scenario 1: Educational Concerns
You are a nurse working in a local hospital with a physician for over a year. The hospital decides to add physician biographies to the hospital’s website. The physician has not been proactive in renewing her medical license or participating in continuing medical education (CME). The physician’s supervisor has asked her to submit a copy of her license and CMEs but the physician has not yet complied. During lunch one day, the physician mentioned to you that she did not have a current medical license or continuing education credits, but she was practicing medicine anyway. She told you that getting a current license was not her priority at the time, and that she would get it in the future. She stated that she was going to continue to see her patients, even though she was not licensed to do so.
Case Scenario 2: Medical Malpractice
You are an ER nurse and have been assigned to a patient who has just walked in. The patient presents with a broken arm and is bleeding profusely. The doctor on call mentions to you that he is not skilled in addressing broken arms and does not know what to do. Instead of calling in another medical professional, he decides to treat the patient anyway. He leaves the patient in the room for hours while he looks at medical books and researches broken arms on the Internet. During this time, you are in the room with the patient trying to stop the bleeding. When the doctor finally comes into the room to see the patient, he immediately grabs the arm without stabilizing it. The physician does not order x-rays or additional tests, but instead decides to put a cast on the arm and send the patient home.
Case Scenario 3: Theft from a Patient
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