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    Just Culture and Speaking Up

    Posted by sharonb on Nov 2, 2014 9:53:45 PM

    Many years ago in the late 1970's when I was an intravenous (IV) therapist at an upstate New York academic health center, a patient who worked with rabies virus in the New York State Laboratory across the street was admitted through the Emergency Department. The admitting resident physician, who was a friend, told us the patient presented with seizures, photophobia, and "foaming at the mouth." However, because the patient had been vaccinated against rabies, the physician felt there was "no way" the patient could have the disease. I disagreed.

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