Category Archives: medication overdose

PCA Morphine pump error

The nurse almost killed my mother I had just graduated nursing school. Now before that I was an EKG tech, monitor tech and worked in the emergency department as a ward clerk ALL before school so I had a very … Continue reading

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Plavix error

I had a lovely elderly patient who was on Plavix for his coronary stent. His doctor told him NEVER to stop taking the Plavix or his stent would block with clot. Well, he was admitted to my ICU for pneumonia … Continue reading

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Morphine overdose

My daughter would have stopped breathing on the pediatrics floor of a major medical center in Gainesville, Fl if I was not right there after neurosurgery when the RN on night shift refused to believe that the pulse oximeter/heart rate … Continue reading

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My medical scare: medication overdose

I had to have an Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion (ACDF) in 2004. After many years, I was so happy that I would no longer have neck pain. I came back from surgery and I felt great until later that evening. … Continue reading

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