THERE used to be a sort of humorous plaque you could buy, outlining the house rules. It went like this: Rule Number One, the Boss is always right; Rule Number Two, when the boss is wrong, see Rule Number One.
We sometimes wonder whether there might be a similar philosophy at Guam Memorial Hospital. It would go something like this: Rule Number One, nothing bad ever happens at GMH; Rule Number Two, when something bad happens at GMH, see Rule Number One.
A case in point is this week’s revelation – via the Guam Federation of Teachers – that the air in the operating rooms at GMH may be “poisoned” by high levels of Nitrous Oxide (N20). The union, which represents GMH nurses and allied health care professionals, charged in a newsletter this week that N20 levels in GMH operating rooms have tested at twice the recommended level.
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