May 1, 2013

‘Second victim’ rapid-response team helps fellow clinicians recover from trauma

By: OR Manager

One Friday evening at University of Missouri Health System (MUHS) in Columbia, Missouri, Tony*, an RN with more than 17 years of critical care nursing experience, had a patient die unexpectedly during a routine procedure requiring moderate sedation. That weekend he was emotionally distressed, reliving the event and second-guessing his decisions.

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