Deborah Linka

Deborah called a patient on January 3, 2019 to remind him of his appointment the following day. He reported to her that he was having headaches, 10 out of 10 on the pain scale, nauseated and dizzy. She brought this to the attention of Dawn Anderson, MA to referred her to Beth Monahan the nurse practitioner. The patient was called to come in and was seen by Dr. Lynch, who ordered an MRI. Advanced Imaging was able to fit him in right away. This revealed that the patient had brain metastasis and was seen by Dr. Proper in radiation that afternoon with a simulation completed by radiation starting the next day.

Deborah exhibited the following safety behaviors:

  • Pay attention to detail
  • Practice with a questioning attitude

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