Nurse denies causing patient's death - page 2
nurse denies causing patient's death posted: 05-19-2004 the attorney for a nurse accused of causing the death of an elderly, disabled nursing home resident said today she was only trying to... Read More
Feb 25, '05Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 9,601; Likes: 3,188this was a terrible thing...i always insert to the y and gently pull until i feel resistance
i have found male residents with the foley in postrate...but he were in obvious discomfort...when questioned the nurse said that sometimes he doesn't get urine at once and will come back to check later..
to leave it in 8 hours w/o return was wrong but this should also be reported to nurse per cna and oncoming nurse if this overlapped a shift
i haven't heard about this before...will try and dig up something
Feb 25, '05From: US ; Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 1,008; Likes: 369Maybe what happened is she incerted the foley, filled the balloon and never checked to make sure urine flowed into the bag??? I mean, this is nursing 101 as far as Im concerned. If she wasn't able to see the patient had pain with the balloon filled un her urethra, then she needed to make sure urine was in the tube/bag.
Feb 25, '05Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 8,585; Likes: 9,734Theres got to be more to it.
I mean we were taught not to inflate unless you hit gold!
Feb 25, '05Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 3Everyone makes mistakes, there is no question about that. However, when someone makes a mistake, knows they made that mistake, and then tries to cover up the mistake... while causing pain and suffering, and eventually death, to someone-- that's a problem.
Feb 28, '05Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 6Death can happen when you insert a foley in wrong. Last year my Mom's Home Health nurse was changing her catheter and she pushed it so far up there that is poked a hole in her stomach, and it caused all of her urine to drain into her stomach. She was having really bad abdominal pains and bloating and they did a CT to see what the problem was and that's when they saw it.