Lethal Injection

  1. Hi Hi everyone! Just a quickie! I'm wondering if nurses administer lethal injection in places like TX or any other states that take part in capital punishment.. If so, what is the salary like? I'm very interested in this. THANKS!
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  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Only physicians can administer lethal injection.
  4. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from purseOnalityRN
    Hi Hi everyone! Just a quickie! I'm wondering if nurses administer lethal injection in places like TX or any other states that take part in capital punishment.. If so, what is the salary like? I'm very interested in this. THANKS!
    :chuckle How dare you try to steal my ideal job!!! I too am very interested in this kind of job. Too bad only a doctor can do it. I would do it for free. They wouldn't have to pay me.
  5. by   sbic56
    Quote from Blackcat99
    :chuckle How dare you try to steal my ideal job!!! I too am very interested in this kind of job. Too bad only a doctor can do it. I would do it for free. They wouldn't have to pay me.
    You just love to vie for the reaction, don't you? Shesh.
  6. by   lisaloulou
    I would have paid to "do" Timothy McVeigh.
  7. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from lisaloulou
    I would have paid to "do" Timothy McVeigh.
    :hatparty: What a great idea! Yes I would have paid too. :chuckle
  8. by   jnette
    uh... I thought nurses were to SAVE lives... not TAKE them? :stone

    As for me, you couldn't pay me enough to take someone's life... whether or not I thought they "deserved" it.
  9. by   sbic56
    Quote from jnette
    uh... I thought nurses were to SAVE lives... not TAKE them? :stone

    As for me, you couldn't pay me enough to take someone's life... whether or not I thought they "deserved" it.
    To me, this real desire to take a life, this glee at the thought, equates the moral make-up of this type of person with the life they are taking, maybe even a few notches below in some cases.

    Below, is a paragraph from the posted link of how the procedure works in some states. I think this is best, as neither technician knows who actually gave the lethal drug.

    http://www.richard.clark32.btinterne...injection.html

    In some states a fully automated lethal injection machine is used that runs off a 12 volt battery. It injects the chemicals in the right order and amount once the catheters are in place. This considerably assists matters and avoids the problems of mixing of the chemicals which can lead to a reaction causing precipitation which makes them impossible to inject.The machine has six syringes activated by mechanical plungers. Three syringes hold the lethal drugs, the other three contain harmless saline solution. Two buttons control the machine, one for the lethal syringes and one for the identical looking harmless ones.
  10. by   Blackcat99
    :angryfire Oh yes Timothy McVeigh. What a great American he was! Gosh he only killed 168 innocent people (19 of them children) and injured more than 500 people when he bombed the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City.Golly I don't know why anyone would want to kill such a nice person like him?
  11. by   sbic56
    Quote from Blackcat99
    :angryfire Oh yes Timothy McVeigh. What a great American he was! Gosh he only killed 168 innocent people (19 of them children) and injured more than 500 people when he bombed the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City.Golly I don't know why anyone would want to kill such a nice person like him?
    No one ever said McVeigh was a great anything, but by saying that killing people would be your "dream job" is competing with that same depravity.
  12. by   jailDON
    Wouldn't administering lethal injection be a violation of the Nurse Practice Act?
  13. by   Blackcat99
    Yes I think you're right jailRN. Lethal injection is probably a violation of the Nurse Practice Act. Therefore, it might be best to just go ahead and release the inmate into the custody of the "victims" family members.I'm sure the'victims" family members will know what to do with the inmate. :hatparty:
  14. by   radiofreak
    Quote from sbic56
    No one ever said McVeigh was a great anything, but by saying that killing people would be your "dream job" is competing with that same depravity.
    how long have you worked in corrections? and Are you from california?

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