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9 Shocking Nursing News Stories

9 Shocking Nursing News Stories

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Hamsa Ramesha | NursingLink

9. Nurse ‘Killed Patients for Kicks’

In 2004, Benjamin Green, a male nurse at Horton Hospital in Banbury, Oxfordshire, was suspended and arrested for allegedly murdering two patients and nearly killing 16 more so he could “revel in the thrill of trying to revive his victims,” according to The Times. Green injected patients with morphine-based painkillers, anesthetics, and muscle relaxants, often causing “dry drowning,” meaning the patient is consciously paralyzed with difficulty breathing.

The prosecution argued that Green enjoyed the drama of resuscitating a sick patient, using a variety of ways to make them suffer respiratory failure. Although Green denies killing the two patients and being involved with the other 16, investigators discovered that Green was on duty for each incident, which occurred over a period of nine weeks between December 2003 and February 2004.

Furthermore, when Green was arrested, police found an old, wet syringe, that tests found had traces of two drugs. One of the drugs found was a muscle relaxant used to paralyze patients in surgery.

Read the news story here.

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    almost 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

    almost 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

    almost 4 years ago

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    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

    almost 4 years ago

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    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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    almost 4 years ago

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    Inara

    almost 4 years ago

    64 comments

    scandalous! but informative.

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