Why LPNs Work In Unsafe LTC Environments | Christann Gainey Follow Up | Nurse Practitioner Reacts
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)/Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) are most often employed in Long Term Care Institutions despite the fact that these facilities are horribly understaffed and have a well deserved reputation for being unsafe. But why would nurses take these unsafe jobs? This conversation comes up after Nurse Christann Gainey, an LPN in Pennsylvania was recently criminally charged by Josh Shapiro, making philadelphia news surrounding a fatality of former national security advisor hr mcmaster’s father. During this event Christann Gainey, LPN falsified nursing documentation and it came to light she had 37 patients and was working in an unsafe environment. Falsifying a medical record is indeed a crime, but why was all of the blame placed on Christann when she was placed in an impossible situation in the first place by the long term care facility? Today we evaluate the systemic racism and elitism that exists in nursing that often forces LPNs to work in these conditions.
00:00 – Intro
03:31 – Comments about LPNs that irked me
07:44 – different nursing licenses overview
09:30 – Becoming an LPN or RN
15:10 – LPNs in long term care
22:30 – Racism in healthcare
25:40 – Chatting about the topic and Q&A
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