Collusion (Niki coaches a parent on talking to doctors)

Chapter 13 The next night I returned to the PICU, and found that the eleven year-old transferred to the regular pediatric unit on schedule. As predicted, Dr. Eubanks not only discontinued the Fentanyl infusion before the transfer, but the puny IV morphine pushes too. It was out of my hands now. Or so I thought. Later […]

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A Happy Shift (Niki explains PICU pain management)

Chapter 12 My next shift, I take report on a child admitted following surgery earlier that afternoon. The medical plan is for her to spend the night, and then transfer to the regular pediatric unit in the morning. The surgery was successful, and the patient will make a complete recovery. “I’m concerned that the surgeon […]

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