Story of a Second Victim
The Vaught Verdict: How a Medical Error Could Have Led to a Homicide Charge
In March of 2022, RaDonda Vaught, a former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse, was charged with reckless homicide and abuse of an impaired adult after making a medical error in 2017. Vaught mistakenly administered...
An Inadvertent Bolus of Norepinephrine.
Administration of multiple IV infusions is ubiquitous in the ICU, and there are several established safety parameters associated with medication concentration, dosing, and pump programming, the physical dexterity required for administering multiple IV infusions concurrently is underappreciated, and...
Understanding Tangled IV Lines & Infusion Confusion
In the ICU, many patients receive multiple infusions at a time. This makes it difficult to differentiate each line, as healthcare professionals must identify and follow the tubing, pump, and access port to make an infusion change.
The Second Victim: ADEs & Their Impact
WHO IS THE SECOND VICTIM?
Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) can result in traumatizing experiences. Patients are often left victimized after an unanticipated medical error or injury … However, there is a second victim we often overlook — the medical provider involved.
MedLite ID: An Innovation Reducing Infusion Confusion
While America’s healthcare system is no stranger to criticism and you likely already know about its need for reform, you may be surprised to learn where the spotlight is shining: on the IV lines hooked up to patients in ICUs, operating rooms, and COVID-19 units.