PERSONAL BAGGAGE
A Tale of Marriage, Medicine and Murder

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Chapter 11: Chapter Eleven
"...Number four monitor alarm sounded again, and the strip of Mr. Tribble’s heart pattern showed a brief period of complete heart block. His heart rate had slowed to thirty, but now was back up to seventy-two. Penny notified the floor nurse to check his vital signs, and she telephoned Dr. Scales to describe the heart pattern. ..."
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"... Tribble, had a heart pattern still blipping right on across the screen! Penny’s own heart rate accelerated as she realized she had sent the wrong patient! Should she tell Dr. Scales? Which patient had heart block?” The monitor she had just turned off—number three–-was labeled with ..."

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Chapter 12: Chapter Twelve
"...The ER physician said, “We don’t know what drugs this guy took. He was unresponsive with an irregular heart rate and shallow respirations–-he stopped breathing for a short period—so I want to get him up there while he’s stable before something else happens. We’ll fax the drug screen to JMC when we get it.” ..."
"...As they pulled away from the hospital the patient’s heart rate was normal, a regular rhythm in the high eighties. Penny applied the automatic blood pressure cuff and cycled it. The screen displayed 250/120. That couldn’t be right—way too high! She removed the automatic cuff, applied the manual cuff, and pumped it up. Listening with ..."

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Chapter 17: Chapter Seventeen
"...Disconnecting the oxygen tubing from the transfer tank, Penny attached it to the bedside outlet before connecting her new patient to the heart monitor and the IV pump. The monitor alarm sounded because Mrs. Baucom’s heart rate was above 150. Penny turned off the alarm, dragged the crash cart over to Mrs. Baucom’s bed, and plugged it in. ..."

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Chapter 20: Chapter Twenty
"...Penny stopped talking and listened, thinking she had heard a noise. She sprinted to the back of the Unit, but no one was there, and Buck appeared asleep. She inhaled and her heart rate slowed as she returned to the lounge. CCU air smelled sweeter when fresh nurses were present to take over the responsibility. ..."

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