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F. Daniel Duffy, MD; Christine K. Cassel, MD; October 2007
Following surgery, a woman on a patient-controlled analgesia pump is found to be lethargic and incoherent, with a low respiratory rate. The nurse contacted the attending physician, who dismisses the patient's symptoms and chastises the nurse for the late call.
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Retrieval medicine: a review and guide for UK practitioners. Part 2: safety in patient retrieval systems.
Hearns S, Shirley PJ. Emerg Med J. 2006;23:943-947.
The authors describe the retrieval and transfer of critically ill patients from one environment to another and provide recommendations for making this process as safe and reliable as possible.