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Nursing2015

July 2004, Volume 34 Number 7 , p 14 - 15

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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(7)             July 2004             p 14–15 Infection control fumble [ADVICE, P.R.N.: I.V. EQUIPMENT]

Recently I traveled back to my hometown to visit my father, who was hospitalized after undergoing a transurethral resection of the prostate. While I was visiting, a nurse came in to change his I.V. tubing. She fumbled through the whole procedure. At one point, I thought part of the tubing brushed the floor, but I wasn't sure, so I didn't say anything. Being a nurse myself, I didn't want to embarrass her in front of her patient.

After thinking it over, I now feel that I let my father down by not speaking up. What should I have done?—K.D., LA .

We understand that you felt uncomfortable, but you should have said something to the nurse immediately. Yes, you might have embarrassed her momentarily, but your father's ...

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