Obese inmate execution?? - page 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio-A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a "torturous and lingering death." Ronald Post, who shot... Read More

  1. by   Trekfan
    The other guy that they talked about went though 2 hours of iv sticks ( that's suffering in my book) And it says they olney use one does of meds ? He has a point there !

    Maybe a picc or could they just do it in the er and have a doctor mesure the meds so it would be right .
  2. by   CrufflerJJ
    In the absence of a viable IV, Ohio's execution protocol calls for a single IM injection of 10 mg Versed combined with 40 mg Dilaudid, repeat 1x if needed, followed by repeated IM injections of 60 mg Dilaudid if needed.


    Ohio Prisons Director Announces Changes to Lethal Injection Process


    Execution Policy
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 10, '13 : Reason: fixed link
  3. by   KelRN215
    I read about this yesterday. There was another case many years ago where the condemned successfully argued that he was too fat to hang because hanging could lead to execution and that would be "cruel and unusual."

    "Could" an experienced IV nurse be called in to insert an IV? Possibly. BUT, the American Nurses' Association's position is that nurses should play no role in capital punishment, as it is viewed as "contrary to the fundamental goals and ethical traditions of the nursing profession."

  4. by   eatmysoxRN
    Desperate lawyer. This guy must be getting pampered in prison if he is that obese. Throw an EJ in and carry on. Honestly, I think it is ridiculous to postpone for possible side effects. He murdered someone. Murdered. Stick him until you get a nice 16 gauge in there. That's justifiable, right?
  5. by   hawksrn2014
    Bring him here. I think we still do hangings. But then that's a whole new can of worms.
  6. by   Trekfan
    Quote from CrufflerJJ
    In the absence of a viable IV, Ohio's execution protocol calls for a single IM injection of 10 mg Versed combined with 40 mg Dilaudid, repeat 1x if needed, followed by repeated IM injections of 60 mg Dilaudid if needed.!See:Ohio Prisons Director Announces Changes to Lethal Injection Process...and...www.drc.ohio.gov/web/drc_policies/documents/01-COM-11.pdf
    Holly --- Yep I think 40-60 mg of dilaudid will kill him , but man what a way to go !
  7. by   nuangel1
    its been 30 yr since his conviction.he did not show the woman he shot any mercy.he certainly did not care about her suffering or her kids.he did the crime he is convicted of. he deserves to die .that was the judgement.its time .i don't care if it takes several iv sticks or a multitude of drugs .he ate himself to 480 lbs.he knew his sentence.its time for this to be done.
  8. by   sissiesmama
    I remember reading an article about this guy yesterday - got me thinking. As far as the iv access goes, have someone place a PICC line, EJ, central line, something, anything.

    I don't know how long he has been that size - if he was always that big, it apparently didn't slow him down committing the crime and murdering someone, it shouldn't slow him down in getting the punishment that was decided by the court.

    Shoot, depending on when the execution date is, put his butt on a diet . At least cut off his Twinkie supply!

    Anne, RNC
  9. by   Indy
    Put him on a little treadmill thing to generate electricity for the prison. Let him run until he's either tired and willing to die, or until he's light enough to fit on the bed thing. And why does no one consider mainlining EJ, or better yet do a portable ultrasound to get either brachial or central line access. If they are that concerned about their puny little dose not working, inject it intracardiac through the chest. Surely there are docs out there who need practice with procedures?

    Oh yeah and nobody has mentioned trying an intraosseous, if you can give adenosine into one I am sure that a lethal injection should work.
  10. by   Joe N635DC
    Let the students practice on him, at least then he will be useful for something!
  11. by   Sehille4774
    Ehh...I just saw this one on Grey's Anatomy or something of the like. . Sorry, as a nurse Can't say ill ever condone the death penalty...I just dont think we have the right to decide who deserves to live or die.
  12. by   needshaldol
    480 lbs!!! That is a lot of "canteen" candy. How the heck did they allow someone to get so big? All this guy has been doing for 30 years is lay around and eat. That is a lot of my taxes going for a lot of potato chips. There is no problem getting a line in this guy. He wants bariatric surgery? How does he think they are going to do it? Without a line in him? I think it ought to be done while he is in his super sized coffin. No mess, no fuss. Just injection and lowered in. No problem.
  13. by   IamYuina
    he's making he's way out of the execution...