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Nurse Charged With Homicide

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Nurse Charged With Homicide

  1. 1. Should Radonda Vaught, the nurse who gave a lethal dose of Vecuronium to patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, be charged with reckless homicide?

    • She should not have been charged
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Radonda Vaught, a 35 year old nurse who worked at the University of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been indicted on charges of reckless homicide. Read Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium

Radonda is the nurse who mistakenly gave Vecuronium (a paralytic) to a patient instead of Versed. The patient died. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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I disagree with these changes. This was a tragedy, a horrible mistake.  Take away her nursing license but don't destroy her life. 

The family has said that the woman would have forgiven her. 

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AceOfHearts<3 specializes in Critical care.

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It’s a dangerous and slippery slope. I agree with Emergent- she should lose her license.

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41 minutes ago, Nurse Beth said:

has been indicted on charges of reckless homicide

Would this happen to a doctor if a fatal mistake was made?

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Nurse Beth has 30 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho.

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Perhaps she wasn't fully trained to be a "help all" nurse. She wasn't familiar with Versed, so clearly a lack of experience. 

Meaning...why did Vanderbilt put her in this position? Shame.

 

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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She hasn't even been a nurse for 4 full years. This happened two years ago. She was still so new. I am horrified by this, I think it's too much. I am sure she lives with this every day as it is. I hope she is getting the support she needs to get through this. 

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FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

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If I had known that this was possible, I would not have become a nurse. 

In nursing school we went over a case, where the nurse gave a med by the wrong route, which ended up in the patient's  death. Not only did she not get falsely charged with murder, but she kept her license, she kept her job, and became a champion of prevention in the hospital.

 

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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Yes, of course I meant "charges". Dang it all, posting on my phone after a glass of wine. 

 

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Nurse Beth has 30 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho.

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3 minutes ago, Emergent said:

Yes, of course I meant "charges". Dang it all, posting on my phone after a glass of wine. 

 

Red or white? 😂

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