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Fri Nov 30, 2018, 10:24 PM

Vanderbilt didn't tell medical examiner about deadly medication error, feds say

Vanderbilt University Medical Center was not upfront with the county medical examiner about a deadly medication error when a patient died after being accidentally injected with a paralyzing anesthetic, according to a recent federal investigation report.

The patient, who has not been publicly identified, died last December after a nurse intended to give them a routine sedative but instead injected vecuronium, a powerful drug used to keep patients still during surgery.

Vecuronium is also part of the deadly three-drug cocktail used to execute death row convicts in Tennessee and some other states.

In this case, the drug appears to have caused the patient, who was otherwise stable, to lose consciousness, suffer cardiac arrest and ultimately be left brain dead. The patient died one day later after being taken off of a breathing machine.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2018/11/30/vanderbilt-patient-death-medication-error-medical-examiner/2155152002/

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samnsara Nov 2018 #1

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Fri Nov 30, 2018, 10:38 PM

1. hubbys a pharmacist. I read him this article. Im sure he will log on...

.and give his opinion about this. After he yelled THAT DRUG SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ON THE FLOOR he explained to me why but it was like listening to Charlie Browns mother.

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