Aide Sucks Medicine Out Of Patient's Pain Patch - page 2

CUMBERLAND, Md. -- A West Virginia woman has been convicted of neglect after she admitted removing a nursing home patient's time-release pain patch and sucking out the medication. Megan Oglesbee,... Read More

  1. by   cbo23
    I will suggest incorporating drug test as part of the hiring criteria. Otherwise, this aide would have been weeded out, instead of depriving a patient of pain medication.
  2. by   Blackcat99
    How could anyone be so cold-hearted as to take someone's pain patch medicine!!!!:angryfire When I worked at the nursing home they told us to put used patches in the sharps container. I like the idea of cutting the patch in half and then flushing it down the toilet much better.
  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    I'm a firm believer that direct care providers should be randomly and routinely drug tested. And that includes doctors, as a condition of maintaining privileges.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   GrnHonu99
    I swear, nothing surprises me anymore. How desperate do you have to be to search through a container of dirty needles?? or steal someones patch right off of them!!
  5. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    Some of those patches are moist from sweat. HOw disgusting...
    Quote from ELKMNin06
    I swear, nothing surprises me anymore. How desperate do you have to be to search through a container of dirty needles?? or steal someones patch right off of them!!
  6. by   student4ever
    This is sooooo outrageous - just goes to show what a horrible addiction can do to a person.
  7. by   candyb_1216
    That is just the most disgusting thing. I can't see how you could be so desperate to lick the patch or to go get it out of a sharps box. Some people these days.
  8. by   boulergirl
    EWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nasty!
  9. by   slinkeecat
    YUCKY!!!!! Not only did she get the duragesic gel... but Staph and mites lurking on the adhesive patch ..... I think i am gonna puke.......
  10. by   Darlene K.
    Quote from slinkeecat
    YUCKY!!!!! Not only did she get the duragesic gel... but Staph and mites lurking on the adhesive patch ..... I think i am gonna puke.......
    Or a nappy hair!
  11. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    Quote from furmangirl
    cumberland, md. -- a west virginia woman has been convicted of neglect after she admitted removing a nursing home patient's time-release pain patch and sucking out the medication.
    megan oglesbee, 21, of keyser, w.va., pleaded guilty thursday to one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult.
    a judge sentenced oglesbee to 18 months in jail, all suspended, and placed her on three years supervised probation. oglesbee will be required to complete substance abuse treatment, submit to drug testing and is barred from caring for vulnerable adults.
    a $1,000 fine also was suspended.
    the state attorney general's office said oglesbee was working last year as a nursing assistant at moran manor nursing home in westernport, md. a patient in her care had been prescribed a 72-hour transdermal pain patch. the day after the patch was applied, oglesbee removed it, stuck a pin in the patch and sucked out the medication.
    http://www.wyff4.com/irresistible/5304029/detail.html
    can someone say: !!!
  12. by   MS._Jen_RN
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    I'm a firm believer that direct care providers should be randomly and routinely drug tested. And that includes doctors, as a condition of maintaining privileges.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    I have to agree. For everyone- aides, Rn's, Docs, Anestesia etc.
    ~Jen
  13. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    We had an RN at a hospital I used to work at who tested positive for Demerol... turned out she'd been "marking" the sharps container used for waste with a sharpie, when the sharps containers are full, tape gets wrapped around them and they are put in the soiled utility room... she would "take a bag of trash" to toss in there on her way out at the end of her shift, and slip the marked sharps container into the tote bag she always carried, cover it with her sweater, and leave. When she got home she would take a hacksaw to the container. She didn't admit to this, though, but a random drug test marked her positive, she was fired and her license taken, and she said she had just taken home and injected a 25mg dose to help with back pain. I found out the rest- my backyard happens to adjoin hers (yup, we were neighbors) and my dog dug under her fence and came back with part of a sharps container (a cut off corner) in his mouth and I confronted her. She broke down crying and admitted what she had been doing. I feel kinda sorry for her- she's a waitress at Cracker Barrel now and the last time I saw her (she lost the house behind mine where she used to live because she couldn't afford it going from an RN salary to that of a waitress) but the last time I happened to run into her at Walmart, she had open sores all over both arms... I guess she's still using.
    People will do unthinkable things to get high. I read where heroin addicts with no veins left will use insulin needles to inject themselves in the eye. Apparently the small hole seals up before much ocular fluid can leak.

    Hey, if people will lick the back of a poisonous frog to get high, or eat mushrooms growing in cow manure to get high, then I guess licking a patch isn't such a stretch. I just can't imagine *shudder*

    Lori

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