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May 22, 2023Liked by Med Mal Reviewer

No reason the nurse should be liable

The CRNA and anesthesiologist should have recognized that the stomach needed to be decompressed before intubation.

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They like to go after everyone to increase the odds of a big payment.

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I cannot hold the nurses responsible - if a doctor had not asked them to place the tube.

Both the Surgeon and Anesthesiologist can, and should, have placed a NGT.

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There is absolutely no reason the CRNA/Anesthesiologist couldn't have placed an NGT prior to attempting intubation. That is completely, 100% on them. Patients with SBO frequently have massive bouts of vomiting. I wouldn't dream of one of them being intubated with that high a risk of aspiration present. Ridiculous.

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