Monday, July 16, 2007

The patient's perspective

From the Boston Globe article:
When the ambulance arrived, the self-assured nurse was suddenly on the other side of her profession, depending on hulking EMTs to pound life back into her. She suffered a massive heart attack and it took 12 shocks of a defibrillator to stabilize her.

Eaton recently told her story to a rapt audience of doctors and nurses in a crowded conference room at Winchester Hospital. Over coffee and buzzing beepers, the point was to use Eaton's experience to review "best practices" and how to cope with trauma from a patient's point of view.
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