Cyberattack led to harrowing lapses at Ascension hospitals, clinicians say

Marvin Ruckle, who has worked as a NICU nurse at an Ascension hospital in Kansas, said problems caused by the cyberattack nearly led him to administer the wrong dose of a narcotic to a baby.

Problems caused by the attack included delayed or lost lab results, medication errors, and an absence of routine safety checks to prevent potentially fatal mistakes, doctors and nurses told reporters.

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