A St. Cloud Hospital nurse is suspended pending an investigation into claims that the nurse inadvertently introduced bacterial infections into 23 patients while stealing pain medication from patients’ IV bags for personal use.
The 23 patients were in one, unidentified unit of the hospital at various times between October and early March and were treated for the resulting symptoms, the most common of which was fever. Those patients have been released from the hospital, although one had to be readmitted for symptoms related to the infection.
A criminal investigation is under way involving the Drug Enforcement...