"Misdiagnosis of relative"
About: Raigmore Hospital / Accident & Emergency Raigmore Hospital Accident & Emergency IV2 3UJ
Posted by Lauriielee (as ),
relative visited out of hour with high temp, stridor and neck swelling on 3 occasions -days apart. Nurse saw on first 2 occasions, relative visibly worse, treated with nebuliser with saline, no referral to medics despite no real diagnosis so. Although suggested throat infection. Saw doctor on third visit and admitted as emergency with acute epiglottitis, issue is not nurse didn't know, is she reached her level of ability, did what she thought may help. Relative 10 day inpatient on IV antibiotics. Need to be aware of our diagnostic limits.