I posted this question under Dplear's post about the child who died, but was afraid it would be buried there and wanted to ask again.
As I stated in that post, I am in no way judging or placing blame on ANYONE, but I'm curious what will be done about the fact that the leads were not hooked up and the monitors weren't even on? Will the child's mother be notified of this? Would this be considered malpractice? I don't even start nursing school
until tomorrow morning, so I have no idea how serious these things are, but it sure doesn't sound good.
I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes here, but in cases of negligence or malpractice in general, is it always reported and charted, parents and family notified, or is it kept hush-hush, not reported or just flat out lied about? I'm not talking about this case in particular, but with any nurses or doctors you work with? How are "mistakes" handled where you work?