Nurse is charged with inmates death. What do you think about this?

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  • #22945
    Small Fry
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    TEXARKANA, Arkansas- A licensed vocational nurse has been arrested an charged with the  death of an inmate at the Bi-State Justice Center in Texarkana, Arkansas.
    According to authorities the nurse was  arrested Friday for misdemeanor negligent homicide. The courts have not reported what the formal charges against the 26-year old nurse are, but the inmate was in her care when he died.

    The inmate apparently died of diabetic ketoacidosis according to the autopsy report.

    The nurse had already been arrested on June 28 for violation of probation for drug charges.

    Why does it always seem like nursing homes and correctional facilities only hire LPN’s.LVN’s and these nurses often don;t have enough experience and training to recognize serious symptoms such as these.

    Maybe they do and just turn a blind eye because they’re inmates. What do you think about this?

  • #22946
    Bengals Fan
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    Yikes.

    This is sad. It seems like nurses are getting arrested and charged criminally more and more these days just for doing their jobs and making mistakes. There’s something wrong with this picture. People make mistakes and shouldn’t be charged criminally for it. That’s just wrong 😉

  • #22947
    Patty R
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    LPNs and LVNs can be highly skilled. I don’t think it;s right to assume that just because she was an LVN and not an RN that that’s the reason she is being charged with negligence in the death of this man.

  • #22948
    Bewitched
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    Sounds like she had no business in nursing, period, if she is already on probation for drug related crime and now this. Eeeek! These are the kind of nurses that give the entire nursing community a bad reputation

  • #22949
    Pauly
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    How could you not know, as a nurse that someone was in ketoacidosis. Geeze, why wouldn’t she have at least checked a blood sugar? She deserves to be charged for being so stupid!

  • #22950
    Krista
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    Well,

    She’ll probably never work as a nurse again.

  • #23067

    Verna Gattone

    I know LPN’s that can work circles around some RN’s

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