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Cases & Commentaries
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Joseph S. Alpert, MD; November 2012
A woman with new onset chest pain was admitted to the hospital. Although the computer readout of her electrocardiogram stated "***ACUTE MI***" at the top, the nursing assistant who performed the test placed it in the patient's bedside chart without notifying a nurse or physician. The patient was, in fact, having a myocardial infarction, whose treatment was delayed.
Journal Article > Commentary
Intrahospital transport to the radiology department: risk for adverse events, nursing surveillance, utilization of a MET and practice implications.
Ott LK, Hoffman LA, Hravnak M. J Radiol Nurs. 2011;30:49-52.
This commentary discusses issues surrounding inpatient transitions and offers recommendations for nurses involved in transport to improve safety.