Pennsylvania Nurse Charged in Deaths of 17 Patients.

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Already in custody for deaths of two patients, Heather Pressdee, 41 was charged in connection with 17 other deaths that occurred at various facilities where she was previously employed.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pa-nurse-previously-charged-killing-patients-lethal-doses-insulin-link-rcna123476

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/a-look-at-some-of-the-victims-in-connection-with-heather-pressdees-murder-attempted-homicide-charges/

Former nurse Pressdee's MO was to use insulin injections to cause death. If and or when dosage did not bring about desired results quickly enough or at all she either flushed ports with fluid to bring on an embolism, or just injected air via a syringe. 

Examining state's criminal complaint against Pressdee's employment record many things stand out. 

Licensed in 2018 almost at once she was written up for "dosing insulin by herself and not following doctor's orders when it came to amount of insulin patient was supposed to receive."  by her first employer Encompass Health and Rehabilitation.  Her superiors worried that Pressdee was "making up" insulin doses and was actively attempting to harm patients. She was reprimanded and soon left after being employed barely six months. 

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-11-02-Heather-PRESSDEE-Criminal-Complaint.pdf

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/state-suspends-license-of-nurse-accused-of-killing-care-home-patients/

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-11-02-Heather-PRESSDEE-Criminal-Complaint.pdf

PA suspended Pressdee's RN license "indefinitely" back in Summer of 2023. Despite extensive displinary actions taken by nearly every place former nurse Pressdee was employed state BON had no official record of reports or other actions.

Top counts of first-degree murder can carry capital punishment (death penalty) in PA. Pressdee has hired two of best criminal attorneys in state who are trying their best to see the woman does not face capital murder charges. 

Her attorneys state that Ms. Pressdee does feel "remorse" and that there is more to the story which will "come out later.."

https://www.wpxi.com/news/local/she-has-remorse-attorneys-nurse-accused-giving-patients-lethal-doses-insulin-speaks-out/VG43VWIAQZAL5KKV2TSYYV2UNA/

Specializes in Mixed med ICU, Critical Care, EMT-B.

Wow. Just Wow!  Hired to several place without background checks,  sometimes as an assistant DON. Management ignoring patterns & concerns.  No reporting to the BON. This woman sounds highly manipulative, able to convince herself she was doing right & others that "things happen" with definite psych issues.   There is a special place in hell for this lady.  

SnickRN BSN RN CCRN said:

Wow. Just Wow!  Hired to several place without background checks,  sometimes as an assistant DON. Management ignoring patterns & concerns.  No reporting to the BON. This woman sounds highly manipulative, able to convince herself she was doing right & others that "things happen" with definite psych issues.   There is a special place in hell for this lady.  

Compared to former nurse Charles Cullen (confessed to killing 40 patients, charged in deaths of 29, and suspected in deaths of 100 or more), Heather Pressdee was stopped comparatively quickly.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Cullen

Still death trained behind this woman like a loyal puppy.  Whenever or wherever she was on duty patients died. This went on for two years, which while shorter period of time than Mr. Cullen's over twenty still is disturbing.

 

Johnathan Howard Hayes was stopped after two patient deaths (again using insulin). 

https://journalnow.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/nurse-charged-with-giving-fatal-doses-of-insulin-sent-pictures-of-patients-genitalia-to-wife/article_cb5a4d4e-1061-11ee-a55c-a3fbb4b33eb8.html

https://myfox8.com/news/north-carolina/winston-salem/ex-nurse-said-he-guessed-he-did-it-after-2-given-lethal-doses-of-insulin-warrants-allege/

It was risk management team for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital who blew the whistle on Mr. Hayes.  How ever the man was a professional nurse for over twenty years. Did he suddenly begin his murderous and wired behaviour recently?

https://journalstar.com/news/nation-world/johnathan-howard-hayes-north-carolina-nurse-murder-case/article_3d327153-807f-5a08-a715-d339343cc79e.html

 

 

 

DoGoodThenGo said:

Already in custody for deaths of two patients, Heather Pressdee, 41 was charged in connection with 17 other deaths that occurred at various facilities where she was previously employed.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pa-nurse-previously-charged-killing-patients-lethal-doses-insulin-link-rcna123476

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/a-look-at-some-of-the-victims-in-connection-with-heather-pressdees-murder-attempted-homicide-charges/

Former nurse Pressdee's MO was to use insulin injections to cause death. If and or when dosage did not bring about desired results quickly enough or at all she either flushed ports with fluid to bring on an embolism, or just injected air via a syringe. 

Examining state's criminal complaint against Pressdee's employment record many things stand out. 

Licensed in 2018 almost at once she was written up for "dosing insulin by herself and not following doctor's orders when it came to amount of insulin patient was supposed to receive."  by her first employer Encompass Health and Rehabilitation.  Her superiors worried that Pressdee was "making up" insulin doses and was actively attempting to harm patients. She was reprimanded and soon left after being employed barely six months. 

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-11-02-Heather-PRESSDEE-Criminal-Complaint.pdf

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/state-suspends-license-of-nurse-accused-of-killing-care-home-patients/

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-11-02-Heather-PRESSDEE-Criminal-Complaint.pdf

PA suspended Pressdee's RN license "indefinitely" back in Summer of 2023. Despite extensive displinary actions taken by nearly every place former nurse Pressdee was employed state BON had no official record of reports or other actions.

Top counts of first-degree murder can carry capital punishment (death penalty) in PA. Pressdee has hired two of best criminal attorneys in state who are trying their best to see the woman does not face capital murder charges. 

Her attorneys state that Ms. Pressdee does feel "remorse" and that there is more to the story which will "come out later.."

https://www.wpxi.com/news/local/she-has-remorse-attorneys-nurse-accused-giving-patients-lethal-doses-insulin-speaks-out/VG43VWIAQZAL5KKV2TSYYV2UNA/

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its crazy to see the stuff coming out.

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