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Nurse in Germany Convicted of Killing Patients

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The Most Prolific Serial Killer In Peacetime Germany

A nurse in Germany was convicted of killing 85 people who had been in his care. This article summarizes the story and examines ways we can avoid staying silent when we need to speak out. You are reading page 2 of Nurse in Germany Convicted of Killing Patients. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

B52 has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych, Substance Abuse.

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I saw something and said something. Next time, I'm going straight to the BON. The perp I reported for elder patient abuse is still employed. He resigned, but they allowed him to return per diem. 

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16 hours ago, B52 said:

I saw something and said something. Next time, I'm going straight to the BON. The perp I reported for elder patient abuse is still employed. He resigned, but they allowed him to return per diem. 

How is that possible? I find it hard to understand. Thank you for speaking out...

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B52 has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych, Substance Abuse.

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Jeastridge, the pt was screaming loud enough for everyone to hear. The charge nurse and everyone else did nothing. I rushed over, saw what the nurse did, and yelled at him. He filed a grievance against me, said he was afraid of me and I was creating a hostile environment. So, HR tucked its tail between its legs and looked the other way. That nurse is twice my size, and some of his actions were caught on camera. 

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Report him to the BON and let them know about the camera. I happened to walk in during rounds as a nursing supervisor into a room in a pediatric long term care facility and heard crying behind a curtain. I peeked and saw the a new LPN on her last day of orientation, roughly handling a peds kids with Cerebral Palsy. I had her relieved of her duties and wait downstairs in the lobby while I called my boss the Chief Nursing Office at 8pm. We send her home suspended and she was let go the next day. I never regretted speaking up and thanked God, I walked into that situation. I am not one to make you lose your job but abuse should not be tolerated. Period.

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On 6/9/2019 at 12:35 PM, Cheyenne RN,BSHS said:

"In a country that highly values privacy, they didn’t see it as their business."

My jaw dropped reading that line in the article. I was raised in Germany in the 50's and 60's. It was that very attitude that closed the German peoples eyes and allowed the atrocities that occurred in WW2. It is that attitude that allows people to get killed here in the U.S.A. People don't want to get involved.

That might be okay to a point but I imagine this whistleblower nurse has suffered more than we can imagine. They are the hero here, stopping this murderer by exposing him.

But I still drop my jaw thinking that surely if anyone learned anything in WW2 it should be Europe. Please everyone, it could be your life or loved one next time.  "If you see something, say something."

Also then...Let’s do whatever we can to SUPPORT the whistleblowers!  If it wasn’t so difficult to do the reporting and the consequences so punitive, possibly more would be less hesitant to speak up.

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