Student Nurse kills patient w/ excuse "Anyone can get confused" after admin coffee IV - page 3
by JustBeachyNurse 10,150 Views | 26 Comments
"A student nurse who mistakenly injected coffee into the veins of an 80-year-old patient who died hours later has defended herself by saying "anyone can get confused." Rejane Moreira Telles, 23, said she had just three... Read More
- 0Nov 12, '12 by IndyMaybe the equipment there is not up to our standard of having different routes that are almost impossible to hook up to a luer lock IV system. I say almost, because I managed to finagle a way to hook an IV up to a JP drain. Maybe their tube feed system just has an older setup where such things could be put together.
- 0Nov 13, '12 by Ntheboat2HOW IN THE HECK?! Are we talking about coffee that was sitting brewed in a cup? Yeah, maybe they do things differently in other countries, but I can't imagine using a cup during any administration process other than water with a feeding tube? That's wild. It's scary that someone with that little sense can even get IN to nursing school! Even when I was allowed to give medicines independently my final semester, I wouldn't give a cough drop or nicotine gum (literally) without my preceptor being right there to watch. The patients would get annoyed, but oh well. I didn't want to be anywhere near the medicine without the nurse watching. Scary!
- 1Jun 1, '13 by amoLuciaI can see how a mistake could be made if two lines were near each other. I still see this as an error of the greatest magnitude. But...
Some years ago in my NH, I had a pt who had a horrendous UTI. She had the thickest, yuckiest urine drainage I ever saw. Just know that this pt had a suprapubic catheter system. She also had a GT with continuous enteral feeding. Those 2 stomas were only inches apart. I strongly suspected that someone accidently hooked up the feeding to the SP cath. (Nurse or CNA?) I brought up the possibility to the MD & nsg admin but nobody else seemed to share my concern.
Still, this inquiring mind would have liked to have known...
- 2Jun 2, '13 by Rose_Queen GuideQuote from Katie13LPNNo patient should ever receive coffee IV, which is what happened here. This was not a case of a patient who should not have gotten coffee to drink. This is why it is so important to trace lines in both directions to see what is where.Some clients should never receive coffee. I was told that in nursing school. Would it not dehydrate you?