Week 3 Assignment.docx - Running head WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT NURSING MALPRACTICE CASES Week 3 Assignment Nursing Malpractice Cases Medication Administration

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Running head: WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT: NURSING MALPRACTICE CASES 1 Week 3 Assignment: Nursing Malpractice Cases Medication Administration Error and Failure to Monitor Candyce Barnwell ECPI University
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2 WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT: NURSING MALPRACTICE CASES Week 3 Assignment: Nursing Malpractice Cases Case: Medication Administration Error and Failure to Monitor This case precisely involves a nurse who is working in the intensive care unit. A 23-year old woman gets pronounced dead after she was presented to the emergency room and kept under the care of the attending physician and the intensive care unit nurse. After the attending physician examined the patient closely, he gave medication orders to the intensive care unit nurse. One of the orders was two doses of 40 mEq of intravenous potassium to infuse over a four hour time period which the nurse never followed and administered two intravenous potassium doses of 20mEq over one hour. According to the case, the nurse also failed to notify the attending physician that the patient’s heart rate was continuing to rise at that particular day. The nurse also failed to precisely document all her actions. Additionally, the nurse never provided full report to
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