Doubt in paediatric team’s abilities prompted us to raise our game
When his trauma team was overlooked in an emergency situation, senior staff nurse Drew McDonald implemented changes to ensure it would never happen again
My most influential piece of practice-related feedback came not from a direct comment, complaint or compliment, but from a decision made but never verbalised regarding the resuscitation of a teenage boy many years ago.
We were notified of a child coming to our paediatric emergency department (ED) who had been knocked off his bike and was deeply unconscious, so we prepared our resuscitation area. We were then alerted that colleagues in the adult ED were also setting up for the same child.
I was confused so asked why and was told that the doctor attending to the child at the scene and the ED consultant...
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