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  1. Elliott-Lee, Diane


When the pager in my pocket went off, I was not surprised that the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) was calling. I'd heard hospital-wide rumors all morning that there was serious trouble on that unit, and as the clinical nurse specialist in a busy psychiatric consultation service I'd been delayed by another emergency. I hoped I was not too late.