Practice of Medicine
Treatment Delayed Despite Multiple Visits and Phone Calls
A restaurant worker presented at an urgent care center with a deep hand laceration. He was triaged by a physician’s assistant (PA), sent to the surgery department, and treated by a nurse practitioner (NP). The NP irrigated, sutured, and dressed the wound. The patient was given oral instructions on wound care and the signs and symptoms of infection.
The next day, the patient called the …
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