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Stephen G. Pauker, MD; Susan P. Pauker, MD; May 2004
Owing to privacy concerns, a nurse draws the drapes on a 3-year-old child in recovery following surgery, and unfortunately does not realize the child is in distress until loud inspiratory stridor is heard.
Fabregas L. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. May 19, 2006.
This article reports on a system implemented at two hospitals that allows patients or families to initiate a "code" when a patient's condition raises serious concerns.
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Donohue LA, Endacott R. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2010;26:10-17.
This qualitative study found that nurses relied on their clinical judgment, rather than formal track and trigger systems, to determine when a patient required urgent assistance.