Choose one of the case study options to complete for this activity. Read the selected case study and answer the questions in a Microsoft Word document. Each response should be a minimum of 5 sentences in length, clear and concise, and use correct grammar.
Review each case study option and select the one you would like to complete.
Meet Jeremy and Sandy.
Jeremy and Sandy are nursing students in their second year of a baccalaureate nursing program. They both have an interest in emergency nursing and decide to start a blog. They call the blog Emergency Room Futures for Student Nurses and take turns writing posts about new information in emergency nursing and their aspirations and experiences.
Jeremy and Sandy, two nursing students holding patient files
Many of their fellow students and a few faculty members follow their blogs. There is a growing audience of students in other programs in the United States and even internationally. One post they cowrite is critical of the BCMA system being used in the emergency department of one of their clinical sites. They are careful not to mention the facility by name but refer to examples of workarounds used there.
In one instance, they mention a nurse who carried several patients’ barcodes on her belt and caused some confusion in treating three family members who were brought in following a motor vehicle crash. One of the blog’s readers is married to one of the nurses who work in the facility, and he shows it to his wife. A faculty member emails Jeremy and Sandy, telling them to delete the blog post. Sandy obliges immediately.
In what way could Jeremy and Sandy have used their blog in a better manner to provide constructive feedback about the BCMA system and the workarounds they observed?
How do you think a family member or friend of the motor vehicle crash victims might have felt if they read the article? What about other members of the community where the hospital is located? Can you think of any other possible ramifications?
What course of action do you think the Dean of Nursing should take in response to this incident? Support your opinion.