Arrested nurse saga continues......

  1. Go to the first page of www.chronicle-tribune.com for further details and a letter written from a supposed witness. The headlines are "Drug supply a mystery". I feel this letter was written by an uneducated person, just by it's wording. I wonder about it's validity??? I would be interested in your feedback after reading it. I still feel it really proves nothing, how do you feel?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   sanakruz
    If this isnt a witch hunt ,ducky, I dont know what is!
  4. by   BadBird
    Guess we have to wait for the toxicology reports. I think it is dangerous to print observations from non nurses, of course she administers meds if she is the only nurse in the facility. Reminds me of the time I was doing chest PT and a aide told the charge nurse I was hitting a patient! The charge ran in and started to laugh, helped me turn the patient to the other side so I could finish the cpt. Too little education is a dangerous thing especially with people with big mouths and ill intentions.
  5. by   Furball
    A home healthcare nurse was once reported by an aide for "sexually abusing" a pt. She was actually kneeling on the floor changing the dressing and assessing an infected groin wound (recent angioplasty)

    Innocent until proven guilty.
  6. by   Q.
    Originally posted by Furball
    A home healthcare nurse was once reported by an aide for "sexually abusing" a pt. She was actually kneeling on the floor changing the dressing and assessing an infected groin wound (recent angioplasty)

    Innocent until proven guilty.
    Oh for the love of Pete.
  7. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by Furball
    A home healthcare nurse was once reported by an aide for "sexually abusing" a pt. She was actually kneeling on the floor changing the dressing and assessing an infected groin wound (recent angioplasty)

    Innocent until proven guilty.
    Could you imagine what that person thought that saw it though? BTW, nice tag line there....

    All I can say is that I'm glad I'm not her. If she is innocent, there will be holy heck to pay with the system.

    The first "eye witness" really gets me (about the pink liquid). It could have been ANYTHING....like Pepto???

    Unfortunately, this is going to get worse before it gets better. You know how media is.
  8. by   duckie
    I will continue to follow this in my local papaer, but will do no more postings as I have already given you the link to follow to keep up in this story if you are interested. I have 50/50 opinions here because of when I worked with her and as one did post, you are innocent until proven guilty. For her sake, I pray she is innocent because I have since found out that she does have children. People can be very deceptive, stories can be printed with a one sided attitude, she may be guility but she may be not, the courts will decided this. After having worked with her, written things up that were observed but then ignored, I just don't feel I'm am no longer objective as I should be. I do wish her luck but I think I will bow out of this and leave the courts to decide and keep my ideas to myself, safer that way. I do know two nurses that she has threatened in front of witnesses with violent intentions, that in itself is enough for me to back off. My only hope is that another black mark is not made in this profession of butt busting individuals that go above and beyond. By the way, this was only one of 8 different people that went to turn her in. Through the grapevine I heard some were working to try and prove her guilt.......isn't that a set up? Something does smell bad here! And anther thing, have you ever had a patient that was in overwhelming pain, called the MD per request of family, gave the newly ordered drug and then said, " I think this is gonna stop their breathing, because of their serious cndition decline." Some drug do suppress respiaritions and if they are already shakey due to pnuemonia, perhaps that was a tackless way of putting it but it is not something many of us have wondered before.....does that mean we are a murderer? I don't think so. In end stage disease process our desire is to keep our patient as free of pain as posible, that is a promise we frequently make to family and the patient themselves. Guess we'll see how this ends after it drags out a few months........Duckie

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