Student Nurse kills patient w/ excuse "Anyone can get confused" after admin coffee IVRegister Today!
- by JustBeachyNurse Oct 29, '12"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 days of work experience in the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, clinic when she mixed up administering a drip to Palmerina Pires Ribeiro."
Talk about a failure to take personal responsibility for one's actions...and I thought I'd heard all the excuses as to why something was/wasn't done!
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- Oct 29, '12 by JustBeachyNurseWho puts coffee with milk in a feeding tube? is just as a valid question. Apparenlty she "confused" the lines (IV vs. feeding)
- Oct 29, '12 by calliouHoly moly.....
- Oct 31, '12 by just_causeThis is another example of how beneficial tubing / equipment is that helps prevent these types of mistakes~
An 80-year-old patient in a Rio de Janeiro clinic died after a student nurse accidentally injected coffee into her veins, Medical Daily reported. The nurse, 23-year-old Rejane Moreira Telles, defended her mistake in a television interview, saying "anyone can get confused."Telles had only three days of experience at the clinic before the incident. She accidentally administered an intravenous drip filled with coffee and milk to Palmerina Pires Riberio, who died hours after the fluid was injected in her body.According to Medical Daily, Telles told reporters she knew of the risks before administering the feed. However, she claimed she hadn't been trained in the procedure."As they [the feed and blood drips] were next to each other, anyone can get confused," Telles told Brazilian TV Globo's Fantastico. "I injected the coffee, and I put it in the wrong place."Telles, two nurses and another student have been indicted for manslaughter. Doctors told Globo's Fantastico that through the IV feed, the coffee would have traveled straight to Ribeiro's heart and lungs.Ribeiro's daughter, Loreni Ribeiro, said she witnessed the incident."I saw my mother was agitated, she opened her mouth, and this youngster put coffee with milk into the veins of my mother. Half a glass," Loreni said
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- Oct 31, '12 by just_causeYeah.. I'm 'assuming' some enteral feeds were near by.. now why coffee was being added... is another mystery.
Emphasis on student
- Nov 1, '12 by not.done.yetUmmmm........ o.O