by John C. Goodman
June 19, 2011
“How many of you have not been able to get a drug you needed to properly deliver anesthesia to a patient?” I asked.
Every hand in the room went up.
“How did that affect your patients?” I asked. “Two of our patients died,” one woman answered.
I was speaking to a group of nurse anesthetists, enrolled in a business management program at Marshall University in West Virginia. I wish I could say their experience is unusual. It isn’t.