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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    The reason it is it is important to look at each step is because that is how we learn safe administration. Step by step, check by check. It's not at all like a car wreck where everything happens in an instant. If she had done just ONE safety check, she would not have given the patient vecuronium. And no. You don't go from being a prudent nurse who has occasionally skipped one safety check due to being overworked or overwhelmed or having momentary inattentiveness to one day skipping Every. Single. One. More likely in her effort to be fast and efficient, she got into a habit of skipping those mundane/repetitive steps. It all caught up with her in the worst possible way, highlighting to everyone why those every single one is so important.
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    Well then I suppose you are against the whole category of criminal offenses that fall under reckless homicide or negligent homicide? Your reasoning that there was no intent should also apply to any citizen who is charged.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Correct me if I am wrong but in this case the Pyxis WAS in the ICU, right?
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    I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend

    If this type of forgery is is a felony for anyone else, why not for healthcare professionals?
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    Conflict of Interest

    It would be hard to find 13 students to agree to falsely acuse a person if it were truly baseless.
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    Bring back our childhood diseases!

    The baby boomers alive today are the ones who didn't die of measles.
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    No don't go away! Juan, I just want to say you are one of the most reasonable voices in this discussion and your posts have actually influenced my point of view several times. It was so odd to me that someone would go after you like that. My 2 cents: don't engage next time
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    I have observed over the years nurses who take pride in being super-confident and efficient at the expense of safety. That appears to be the message the orientee was getting here. That can be very intimidating to the new nurse whose sensibilities are being attacked in being told, "This is how we do it."
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    From this article: Support Grows for Ex VUMC Nurse Charged With Reckless Homicide
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    Is this what you meant to say? I don't know how she would have died this way if she had actually given the Versed
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    The fact that she was going off the unit to administer, after an override, without scanners and protections and monitoring madr this very non-mundane IMHO...
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    You don't think so? I don't think the provider had a say in how nursing actions were documented...(I don't disagree that they would try to protect the nurse if they could) I could be wrong, but I think it was in the hands of administration at that point. That allowed them not to report, just let it sit there as a death d/t brain bleed.
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    While I generally do not oppose the criminal charges (like @Nurse Beth I have moments where two opposing thoughts are sitting in my head) it is a little unsettling to think that if this does go to trial her jury will be the general public and not fellow nurses..
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    Nurses Call the Governor of Tennessee

    I also find it interesting that to this day as far as I can tell, there is no documentation in the eMAR that any medication was given. When she went into the patient's ICU room to let the physician and NP know that she had given the patient vecuronium instead of versed, they asked her if it had been documented. That may have simply been out of disbelief that such an error could be made within the system. At that point I believe management/administration must have directed her not to document anything at all because the intent from that point on was to cover up, as they successfully did for the next year. I can't remember... how did this finally reach CMS?