How a Medical Director Saved Me

Published:August 13, 2020DOI:
      Three years ago as an expert witness, I reviewed the deposition of an overwhelmed flight nurse being grilled by an aggressive prosecuting attorney. Her pediatric patient had deteriorated while being transported, and I found myself cringing at some of her answers. Mistakes had been made that were easy for Monday morning quarterbacks to identify. Knowledge, experience, and training deficits were obvious. Although I prepared my comments and recommendations for the attorney, the pit in my stomach from 36 years ago returned as I relived the events of my first traumatic call.
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      Janie Kofford Ford, RN, CFRN, MS, MSN, AGACNP-BC, University of Utah AirMed, 541 Bountiful Boulevard, Bountiful, UT 84010. He can be reached at [email protected]