State DOH criticizes hospital after baby's death

A Washington state report blasted Seattle Children's Hospital for not properly supervising registered nurses on transport teams. Deficiencies put the lives of 12 patients at risk and may have led to the death of a newborn last September, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports. The state health department claims that the hospital allowed a non-authorized healthcare provider to give medication orders. The baby died after a nurse gave it a muscle relaxant, an anti-anxiety drug, epinephrine, and morphine. The state health department found no doctor's order for the meds for the baby, who was being transported to the hospital, and for 11 other patients who received meds while being moved to the hospital last September. Article and state report

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