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Delayed Surgical Intervention Causes Patient To Lose Testicle NURSING Expert Case

This case involves a 13-year-old male who presented to the emergency department complaining of lower abdominal pain. He was assessed by a nurse practitioner and diagnosed with a viral illness. The patient was subsequently discharged. Two days later,  …

Infant Dies After Obstructed Labor And Delivery Complications NURSING Expert Case

This case involves a 34-year-old overweight female with gestational diabetes. The patient was screened 10 weeks prior to delivery and it was discovered she had gestational diabetes. She was referred to a nutritionist and given a printout of a diet. The pat …

Sedentary Patient Develops Pressure Sores During Rehabilitation NURSING Expert Case

 This case involves a woman who developed pressure sores following a surgical procedure. The patient was admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility and was not found to have any pressure wounds at the time of admission. The patient was primarily se …

Whistleblowers Sue Former Employer for Discrimination NURSING Expert Case

Whistleblowers Sue Former Employer for Discrimination

Two hospital nurses acting as whistleblowers decided to sue their previous employer in Kansas after they reported on a coworker’s allegedly unethical practices. When the two nurses came forward to their employer, a large hospital, and discussed a resident …

Doctors Fail to Follow Up on Lab Tests Indicating Infection NURSING Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Follow Up on Lab Tests Indicating Infection

This case involves an elderly male patient that was admitted to the hospital for a suspected UTI related to indwelling catheter use. A urine culture was ordered by a nurse practitioner, however the patient was discharged before the results were reviewed. I …

Elderly Man Suffers Serious Injuries Due to Negligent Nursing Care NURSING Expert Case

This case involves an elderly man in Tennessee who suffered injuries after being lifted up improperly. The man had been bedridden for an extended period of time due to a degenerative nervous system condition. The man was to be transferred into a wheelchai …

Nursing Expert Discusses Post Surgical Bedsore Development NURSING Expert Case

This case involves an elderly woman who was admitted to the hospital in order to undergo a procedure to remove her kidney following a cancer diagnosis and attempted tumor cryoablation. The surgery went well, and there were no complications noted, however d …