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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Case Study 1 (cont.)

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The patient had an almost immediate adverse reaction and the nurse thinking she was reacting to the Penicillin stopped the drug and called a code.

The nurse was initially charged with a felony (negligent abuse of a patient, causing great bodily harm), charges reduced to 2 misdemeanors (non-pharmacist dispensing and possessing/illegally obtaining a prescription)

License suspended for 9 months and no longer allowed to work any OB/birthing area, ICU, or critical care areas, or any shift >12 hours

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