Top 7 crazy nursing news items of 2012

3. That’s Criminal!
An Arizona nurse working in a correctional institution was suspended in August for potentially exposing more than 100 inmates to hepatitis C. Instead of following basic protocols to prevent contamination, she apparently decided that “reduce, reuse, recycle” would be the best approach. After injecting a hep C positive patient with insulin, she used the same needle to draw more insulin from a new vial to finish dosing the patient. Then, she returned the new vial to the fridge where it was used again and again for other diabetic inmates.

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4 Responses to Top 7 crazy nursing news items of 2012

  1. angeltinks

    I feel I must say something in defence of Australian nurses as our governing body is very strict and these two isolated cases are not indicative of the dedicated ,committed and caring professional nurses here.

  2. Ausnurse

    As an Australian nurse and midwife, I find these “news items” offensive and derogatory. The Australian regulatory body is strict and fair and these fictitious stories are close to slander. The profession I work in is hardworking, dedicated, highly skilled. The unethical nurses and midwives are by far the majority and dealt with swiftly by our regulatory body AHPRA. You would do a lot better to use your magazine to promote the profession from a basis of evidence and not anecdote. That’s my personal opinion for what it’s worth and I’m not sure I’ll bother reader your “magazine” again.

    • Ausnurse

      Excuse me – The unethical nurses and midwives are by far the MINORITY….

  3. Granny RN

    How in hell did a donor’s kidney get from an operating room into a bag of ice headed for a dirty utility room?
    Was not the recipient already in the adjoining OR ready to receive the organ?

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