Patient died from 8GMs of Dilantin - page 13

From the Sun-Sentinel: The highlights: -ER nurse, with 9 years experience, is caring for a 44 y.o. F patient, c/o seizure with hx of same. The patient ran out of Klonopin and has no health... Read More

  1. by   Mulan
    It's amazing how people in nursing will sabotage others, set others up, let others make mistakes.
  2. by   AU-RN
    not that this hurt a pt...but how do you like a nurse i know that gave the PO contrast ordered for abd scans and she gave it IV!!!!!!!!!! No one was sure how she could have made this mistake but she wasnt working there any longer not too long after it happened. She was a new nurse but still...that one still baffles me.
    Last edit by AU-RN on Nov 6, '07
  3. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    More so, IMO. There's nothing to indicate the nurse was malicious in committing this error. These others stood by and watched it happen and yet didn't intervene. Calling her a "know-it-all" implies there was some satisfaction in watching her make a mistake and that they knew the mistake was a big one. So their actions were malicious, and I think that they should not only lose their licenses but be criminally prosecuted as well.
    First, we have only the report of only one nurse who allegedly said she was a know-it-all. We know neither party, didn't hear the reporter say this. Not saying she didn't say it, just want to take a slow, measured approach here.

    Next, those who "stood by and watched and gloated", shall we say, likely also did not realize that someone was committing a deadly error. Surely they would have spoken up had they realized.

    Maybe I'm just in de Nile or maybe I can't take harsh reality or maybe I just don't know the blackness of peoples' hearts but it is very hard for me to accept that someone could knowingly let someone else make a mistake of this magnitude. I am just physically sick to think that other nurses would actually let this happen if they had the chance to prevent it.:uhoh21: