Critical Values (Niki ponders on the job training for nurses)

Chapter 38 The chart notes written by the pediatric nurse caring for the little boy who died are scant. However, by searching the lab values, medication administration record, and the vital signs flow sheet in his medical record, I piece together a story of wrong assumptions combined with missed critical assessments. The ER got the […]

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Seeking Justice (Niki reviews a nurse’s notes)

Chapter 37 In the conference room, Grant gives a brief explanation of the case I’m to review: “According to the ER record, the parents reported their three-year old wasn’t interested in eating for a couple of days and when he stopped drinking fluids too they became concerned, bringing him to the hospital’s ER. A temperature […]

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Something Cold & Diet (Niki turns nurse expert in a medical lawsuit)

Chapter 36 “I have to wait and see what happens next, Raquel. I won’t pressure Corey into leaving Sheila when she has breast cancer. There’s no moral ground for me to stand on. She’s his wife, after all.” “It’s funny that fact only became important to Corey just now. That’s all I’m saying, Niki.” “Jeez, […]

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It’s What I Want (Niki gets a phone call)

Chapter 35  I’m happily vacuuming my living room, thinking about a conversation Corey and I had last night during a quick break at work. “Sheila was really calm when I told her I want a divorce. I think it’s all going to be okay. She isn’t happy either. We agreed she and the girls will […]

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