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Medication Errors

Nurses falsify reports, endanger residents

By May 29, 2012 No Comments

The Duluth News Tribune reports two nurses are no longer employed at Cook Nursing Home in Duluth after falsifying insulin reports.

After failing to conduct blood sugar tests on seven residents, the nurses simply made up numbers and wrote them down in a report. At least two of the residents received the wrong amount of insulin last year, according to health department special investigator Christine Bodick-Nord.

Disciplinary action from the state Board of Nursing is possible, but nothing will be made public until the review is complete.

The Cook Hospital administrator agrees that the nurses made a big mistake. “This is not a profession where you can give 75 percent,” he said, “You’ve got to give 100 percent.”

There’s no room for careless management of medications in a skilled nursing facility.  If a nursing home has exposed your loved one to a medication error, contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or toll free at (877) 552-2873 for a free initial consultation.