"Hospice nurse accused of selling heroin out of patients' homes"

  1. 2 I saw this on my local news this evening: http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/l...elling-heroin/

    I cannot find a person by this name in the Massachusetts nursing license database. There is a nurse with the same first and last name (different middle name) but she lives nowhere near where this nurse lives. I honestly doubt that this person is a nurse. The news stated that she required an interpreter in court to understand the charges against her. I've never known a nurse to be able to function in MA without English proficiency. WHDH's facebook page does not allow posts on their timeline... I will be emailing them to express my dismay.
  2. Visit  KelRN215 profile page

    About KelRN215, BSN, RN

    KelRN215 has '8' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Pedi/Onc, Home Health, Case Management'. From 'New England'; 31 Years Old; Joined Oct '10; Posts: 5,444; Likes: 10,450.

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  3. Visit  WoosahRN profile page
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    I'm guessing probably a tech or caregiver that the media labeled as nurse. The language thing would make me think that.
    Ginger's Mom likes this.
  4. Visit  BuckyBadgerRN profile page
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    The media's accuracy in these situations is sketchy at best. Remember everyone being up in arms over the "nurse" in CA who wouldn't perform CPR on the assisted living facility resident despite the dispatcher begging her to? Yeah, turns out she wasn't a nurse at all...
    Marshall1, poppycat, LadyFree28, and 3 others like this.
  5. Visit  canoehead profile page
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    Heroin isn't legal even by prescription, so it wasn't from a patient supply. She's dumber than a stump if she's dealing on duty.
  6. Visit  NutmeggeRN profile page
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    Quote from KelRN215
    I saw this on my local news this evening: http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/l...elling-heroin/

    I cannot find a person by this name in the Massachusetts nursing license database. There is a nurse with the same first and last name (different middle name) but she lives nowhere near where this nurse lives. I honestly doubt that this person is a nurse. The news stated that she required an interpreter in court to understand the charges against her. I've never known a nurse to be able to function in MA without English proficiency. WHDH's facebook page does not allow posts on their timeline... I will be emailing them to express my dismay.
    I emailed them as well....frustrates me to no end when there is inaccurate info put out just to garner attention...or as a result of lazy reporting.....
    poppycat and Esme12 like this.
  7. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    HA!!! They took it down....LOL I was able to comment this morning
    HappyWife77 and KelRN215 like this.
  8. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    HA!!! They took it down....LOL I was able to comment this morning
    I noticed that earlier too. I went to find the link to show my co-workers and I could find it in the Google News section but then when I clicked it it wasn't there. I emailed them. Haven't heard from anyone. This isn't the first time I've emailed 7News about something like this.
    Esme12 likes this.
  9. Visit  J.A.B.,RN profile page
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    Love the proactive steps you all take to keep non-medical people from thinking everyone in scrubs is a nurse!!! You all are awesome
  10. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from KelRN215
    I noticed that earlier too. I went to find the link to show my co-workers and I could find it in the Google News section but then when I clicked it it wasn't there. I emailed them. Haven't heard from anyone. This isn't the first time I've emailed 7News about something like this.
    I know me too....the whole Jahi thing The Today show removed my post from FB LOL
  11. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from J.A.B.,SN
    Love the proactive steps you all take to keep non-medical people from thinking everyone in scrubs is a nurse!!! You all are awesome
    If real nurses don't then who will.....
    HappyWife77, poppycat, and LadyFree28 like this.
  12. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    ​There are still a few sites running the story, including one run by some state police in MA. I told them to do their research.
  13. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    ​There are still a few sites running the story, including one run by some state police in MA. I told them to do their research.
    I did too.....
    OCNRN63 likes this.
  14. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    You can still see the original video here: Hospice Nurse Accused of Selling Heroin at Her Patients' Homes in Malden - Police & Fire - Malden, MA Patch

    They only referred to her as "this nurse" about 15 times in a 2 min clip.


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