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

  1. by   CHATSDALE
    this 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
  2. by   steelcityrn
    Maybe 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.
  3. by   Fiona59
    Theres got to be more to it.

    I mean we were taught not to inflate unless you hit gold!
  4. by   Justavisitor
    Everyone 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.
  5. by   GTurtle27
    Death 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.