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FAILURE TO RESPOND TO HEART MONITOR RESULTS IN BRAIN DAMAGE AND DEATH.

This is a case involves a 77 year old woman female patient who suffered an anoxic brain injury as a result of the failure of the nurse responsible for her care to run a strip at the beginning of her shift to determine whether or not the heart monitor was appropriately set, including alarm volumes, batteries and medial parameters, and for failing to respond to a medical emergency that resulted in an anoxic brain injury and death.

As a result of the failure of the alarm to sound due to the actions of the nurse or her failure to respond to the alarm and the delayed Code 99 response, the deceased suffered an anoxic brain injury, prolonged hospitalization and eventually death within approximately one year of this incident.

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