More good days.

Kathryn Roberts, AACN board member, responds to an interviewer's question about a time where her actions may have saved a patient's life.

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"Something just wasn't right about the patient order. I shared my concern with the physician, who wasn't ready to trust my judgment. I thought, 'How do I say this differently to be heard?' The second time, I told him that I thought the patient may be headed for Renal failure. As it turned out, I was right. My actions changed the way we managed the patient for the next 24, 48, 72 hours. Saving my patient. Finding my voice. Gaining confidence in my clinical experience. That was a good day."

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