as usual, some of the comments from readers at the end of the article leave my head spinning almost as much as the story itself. one example:
"time was when only doctors were permitted to inject intravenous medications. after some experience with the procedure, doctors passed the job on to registered nurses. it stayed that way for decades. rns cost more than licensed practical nurses, so rather than hire more rns, lpns were also allowed to administer ivs. then, rather than hire more rns and lpns, just about anyone was allowed to do this after a couple months training. in our hospital, housekeeping aides have been cross-trained in several procedures involving iv lines."
frankly, the whole article seems to be missing some key info. what position did she hold? why did no one stop her? how do they know five other people were injected? what reasons were cited for the other ems response calls that month?
things that make you go *****