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9 Shocking Nursing News Stories

9 Shocking Nursing News Stories

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Hamsa Ramesha | NursingLink

6. Doc, Nurses Arrested in Katrina Deaths

Hurricane Katrina shocked the nation, as we witnessed a new level of disaster and tragedy, and post-Katrina recovery was slow going and equally horrifying. But even more shocking were the murders of elderly patients.

Dr. Anna Pou and two nurses, Chery Landry and Lori Budo, were arrested based on accusations of intentionally giving four older patients lethal doses of morphine and Versed, a sedative. According to an affidavit, Pou told a nurse to inject “lethal doses” to the patients who couldn’t be evacuated from Memorial Medical Center three days after Katrina hit. Pou said that the patients were not likely to survive anyway.

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7. Nurse ‘Tried to Kill Patients’

A 47-year-old nurse, Barbara Salisbury, was arrested on murder charges in 2004. Salisbury, a ward sister at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Cheshire, was accused of attempting to kill four elderly patients.

The patients, Reuben Thompson, 81, Frank Owen, 92, James Byrne, 76, and Frances May Taylor, 88 were allegedly killed between 1999 and 2001. Each patient was killed in a different way, including being given the wrong dosage amounts and being deprived of oxygen.

Although Salisbury denied the charges, she was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder for Taylor and Own, and sentenced to five years in prison. The court was told that she was motivated by a need to free up beds on the ward. Salisbury was found not guilty in the deaths of Byrne and Thompson. Additionally, the Nursing and Midwifery Council found her guilty of two misconduct counts and removed her name from the nursing registry.

Read the news story here.

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    mkr

    about 4 years ago

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    Dr Pou should get a medal for what she did. Elderly extremely critically ill patients with no power no lights in flooded rooms literally dying no possible way to move them or care for them. These patients were going to die and there was nothing that could be done by this Dr except to lessen their suffering. You think that was the wrong decision? You make me want to PUKE.

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    Nurse_26

    about 4 years ago

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    Story #8, about the nurse whistle-blower - now that's good reporting on your part. I had heard a little about this and wanted to get the entire story. Thanks for that one!

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    Nurse_26

    about 4 years ago

    10 comments

    And the CNA who killed her babies right after birthing them? I'm not sure what this has to do with being a CNA...these were HER babies and it's HER crime. Being a CNA had little, if anything, to do with this story. I'm sure there are really nurses and CNAs out there doing heinous things while carrying out their jobs, let's see some of those stories if we must. OK?

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    Nurse_26

    about 4 years ago

    10 comments

    I don't know what sensationalistic kick you get out of this headline, but the stories are anything but shocking! What nurse hasn't had to go take an unplanned break in the midst of their shift, replacement available or not? If you have to trek to a available restroom or snack machine or smoking area, that eats up time. Because a fire just happened to break out at the moments this nurse was absent doesn't make her some sort of nurse-monster! For heaven's sake, aren't there better things to rave about????

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    ninelives

    about 4 years ago

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    " Who can forget Charles Cullen,RN., aka," Angel of Death"; worked in ICU@ several hospitals;
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    Inara

    over 4 years ago

    64 comments

    scandalous! but informative.

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