“It’s Before Code Blue”
Failure to rescue is when caregivers do not pick up on the subtle changes that precede the “Code Blue”. Fresh post-op patients and patients receiving pain medications are at highest risk for failure to rescue or for subtle changes to be missed. The post-op patient has the added benefit of also having pain medications added to the mix. It really is about your basic airway, breathing, and circulation (bleeding). Missing subtle changes in these patients can mean the difference between life and death
Carol at Alvin & Associates can help you review your case to assess whether these subtle changes have been missed. She has been there and picked up on these changes with her own patients and unfortunately seen others miss these subtle changes in other patients.
Carol will help you determine if the staffing ratios were appropriate, if the experience of the nurse caring for the patient was adequate, and will give you an honest assessment of the case.