This is a discussion on this is an interesting story, nurse turned detective loses job in Nursing News, part of General Nursing ... "Suspecting that an anesthesiologist might be using narcotics intended for patients, a nurse did...
"Suspecting that an anesthesiologist might be using narcotics intended for patients, a nurse did her own quick investigation, alerted Elliot Hospital officials about her suspicions and eventually lost her job, according to a recent lawsuit.
The nurse, Bedford resident Katherine K. Lacoste, switched syringes to test her suspicions that the anesthesiologist had mislabeled a syringe in order to divert a narcotic pain killer, according to a lawsuit on file at Hillsborough County Superior Court North.
Her fears proved correct, according to the lawsuit. The syringe, although labeled as such, did not contain the pain killer fentanyl. But months after Lacoste took those steps, she found herself peppered with questions from a panel of Elliot Hospital physicians and lawyers.
She was eventually told to resign or be fired; the employee of 12 years filed suit against her former employer in August 2012."