"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!
Quote from Jeanette73
I do not understand why coffee was being fed via G-tube. was it meant to be for an enema?
Good Lord, you'd hope someone would know whether she was supposed to be feeding
a patient or giving her an enema
No....I don't think that was the snag.
Gotta love "anyone can make a mistake". Uhhhh......yeah. This is just like the time I forgot to close the windows in my car before it rained....oh, wait....I didn't KILL anyone in the process.
BTW: first it says "student nurse" then it says "nurse". Later it says "trainee nurse". Anyone know if that means student in clinicals.....new nurse.....orientee?
Victim's daughter also refers to the young woman in question as a "youngster" like she's a wayward kid.
Last edit by RNsRWe on Nov 1, '12
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