Category Archives: Nursing errors

What could go wrong? Nursing malpractice examples

These examples represent some of the cases I have seen as a legal nurse consultant: * the hospitalized patient who was alert, oriented, and ambulatory until the nurse administered an inappropriate dose of Morphine, resulting in a serious overdose; * … Continue reading

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Cardiac monitors – wrong patient name

There is a new alert from the patient safety organization, ECRI. They advise healthcare professionals to be alert to the risks of improperly identified cardiac monitors. Here is what happens. A patient in an intensive care unit or a telemetry … Continue reading

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Medical errors

Elizabeth Bewley is one of Avoid Medical Errors Magazine’s authors. A former executive of a Fortune 50 healthcare company, Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for patient safety. See one of her videos here. See more at www.killercure.net What are these?

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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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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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