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"Totally lost it" is a spot on phrase, Emergent.

We really don't know what makes someone snap, but it does happen. We here on AN.com have been affected by a somewhat similar, although more in magnitude, tragedy.

Endeavors to try and understand are more fruitful and can raise our consciousness more than outright degradation and punishment of the individual.

I remember seeing years ago testing where cats were hooked up to electrodes in their brains. A charge sent to the electrodes caused the cats to react violently.

Years ago, I was chatting with a neurologist and asked him if an emotionally explosive episode was not unlike a seizure, in that an overload of chemical-electro stimulation was taking place. He agreed the two were similar.

Now, I'm not excusing this anesthesiologists actions, but am considering other reasons for his behavior.

Ya know?

Perhaps this is why Depakote works as a "mood stabilizer"?

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I wonder if any substances are involved with this behavior? What a crazy event to have happen, I get we have family and patients that can go a little crazy sometimes, but you would never expect it from staff!

You never know I guess. Sounds like he is just really burnt out and maybe exhausted from lack of sleep?

Annnie

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I wonder if any substances are involved with this behavior? What a crazy event to have happen, I get we have family and patients that can go a little crazy sometimes, but you would never expect it from staff!

You never know I guess. Sounds like he is just really burnt out and maybe exhausted from lack of sleep?

Annnie

The first thing that should be done in a case like this (after the immediate arrest) is a trip to the ER for a urine tox screen. Way more to this story and odds are, diversion is part of it.

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Throw the book at him.

Karmic law? "Throw the book at him" and hit him in the throat?

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Perhaps this is why Depakote works as a "mood stabilizer"?

Yes, morte!

And gabapentin, and carbamazapine, and other anticonvulsants are used as mood stabilizers!

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Karmic law? "Throw the book at him" and hit him in the throat?

I don't care where you hit him. How dare he? "Snapped"?

Give me a break. There has been well known documented cases of abuse towards nurses for years.

I don't care why he did it.

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Throw the book at him.

Heck with throwing the book at him, throw the "vital signs machine" instead...

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Oh goody. He retired.

He seems quite blasé about the whole thing in the article and seems to place the blame on the nurses: "they don't seem to know the dangers of alarm fatigue ..."

There is never, ever an excuse to put your hands on someone, never mind strangling someone to the point of unconsciousness.

There needs to be more outrage. This should not be a norm.

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Oh goody. He retired.

He seems quite blasé about the whole thing in the article and seems to place the blame on the nurses: "they don't seem to know the dangers of alarm fatigue ..."

There is never, ever an excuse to put your hands on someone, never mind strangling someone to the point of unconsciousness.

There needs to be more outrage. This should not be a norm.

No one is even outraged on this thread. Nurses are our own worst enemies.

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No one is even outraged on this thread. Nurses are our own worst enemies.

Unfortunately given the state of our country these days, "outrage fatigue" is more prevalent than "alarm fatigue"...

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Unfortunately given the state of our country these days, "outrage fatigue" is more prevalent than "alarm fatigue"...

Run over to the Weed/Cannabis/Plant thread for outrage. Nurses need to toke!

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