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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