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Monday, July 8, 2013

Would you be able to identify an imposter in your work setting?
A recent article about a Kentucky woman who was arrested for impersonating a nurse got me thinking--in the busy rush of everyday practice, would I be able to identify someone in our facility who didn't belong? The nurse in Kentucky walked around the hospital in scrubs -- thankfully she didn't perform any procedures -- for several days. Employees eventually grew suspicious because they didn't recognize her -- but again, it took a few days. Imagine if she had been interacting with and performing procedures on patients! Do you think you could identify someone who didn't belong in your work setting? What procedures does your facility have in place to prevent this from happening? Share your thoughts here!