How will the standards of care and the Nurse Practice Act be applied in a court of law if the case is sued? CASE STUDY Case Study 1: Malpractice Action Brought by Yolanda Pinnelas People involved in case: Yolanda Pinnelas ” patient Betty DePalma, RN, MS ” nursing supervisor Elizabeth Adelman, RN ” recovery room nurse William Brady, M.D. ” plastic surgeon Mary Jones, RN ” IV insertion Carol Price, LPN Jeffery Chambers, RN ” staff nurse Patricia Peters, PharmD ” pharmacy Diana Smith, RN Susan Post, JD ” risk manager Amy Green ” quality assurance Michael Parks, RN, MS, CNS ” education coordinator SAFE-INFUSE ” pump Brand X infusion ” pump Caring Memorial Hospital Facts: The patient, Yolanda Pinellas, is a 21-year-old female admitted to Caring Memorial Hospital for chemotherapy. Caring Memorial is a hospital in upstate New York. Yolanda was a student at Ithaca College and studying to be a music conductor. Yolanda was diagnosed with anal cancer and was to receive Mitomycin for her chemotherapy. Mary Jones, RN, inserted the IV on the day shift around 1300, and the patient, Yolanda, was to have Mitomycin administered through the IV. An infusion machine was used for the delivery. The Mitomycin was hung by Jeffery Chambers, RN, and he was assigned to Yolanda. The unit had several very sick patients and was short staffed.