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What could be a mission or vision of the Community Medical Center that would guide the president in his decision about the case of an operating room nurse who may have HIV/AIDS. What could be the decision and how will the decision be communicated to the physicians, employees, to the board, and the public.

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What could be a mission or vision of the Community Medical Center that would guide the president in his decision about the case of an operating room nurse who may have HIV/AIDS. What could be the decision and how will the decision be communicated to the physicians, employees, to the board, and the public.
The main mission of the Community Medical Center needs to put the safety of the patients and the other workers first. This is the guiding principal of all health care organizations. By putting the safety and well-being of the patients first, the hospital is showing their governance and compliance with their own values, and is showing compliance with federal regulations. According to the EEOC, the main deciding criteria in the case of a nurse or other medical professional with HIV are if the health care provider is a direct threat. In the case of an assistant changing a patient's clothes or helping them dress, there is no direct threat if the hospital employee has HIV. In the case of an operating room nurse that regularly is in contact with blood and other bodily fluids from patients, a direct threat exists. Under EEOC regulation, the employer would reassign the operating room nurse to a position where he or she is not identified as a direct threat.
The Center for Disease Control has a similar stand on the same issue. According to the CDC, "HIV positive health care workers who follow universal precautions and who, except in specified circumstances, ...

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What could be a mission or vision of the Community Medical Center that would guide the president in his decision about the case of an operating room nurse who may have HIV/AIDS. What could be the decision and how will the decision be communicated to the physicians, employees, to the board, and the public.

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