Q: charge nurse refused to take my patients so I could leave after an injury resulting in another injury.
I am an RN and caught a patient before she hit the floor, hurting my neck and upper back. I told my charge nurse I was injured and needed to be seen, as well as notifying her that the patient needed a room with a working camera. I was denied the room and told that she would report the injury. Half an hour later the patient jumped out of bed and I caught her again. I notified the charge nurse again. I ended up telling her I needed to be seen 4 times over the next 3 hours. She finally notified someone after the 4th time and took my patients after a list of demand were made. I capfuls barely walk and was in tears. She refused report on 2 of the patients. I was finally allowed to leave 4 and a half hours after the first injury. I have a bulging disc from the second injury. Can an employer keep you from seeking medical care following an injury, and is there any legal action I can take for the second injury?
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