07-03-2009, 06:19 PM #1Registered User
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Drug Addicted Hospital Worker Exposes Patients To Hepatitis
How can anyone trust going to a hospital for surgery when this goes on, What ever happened to first do no harm?, sigh
07-03-2009, 06:30 PM #2
What is wrong with people?! Obviously not clear-headed, but did she really have to expose the patients? Now these people are going to have to deal with the nightmare of wondering if they have hepatitis, getting tested, etc. Lawsuits will probably be forthcoming!
07-03-2009, 08:15 PM #3
Geez! Aren't medical workers tested for drugs?!Happy New Years
07-03-2009, 08:59 PM #4
07-04-2009, 10:59 AM #5
There have been some instances in her hospital where drugs have came up missing, so now they have these fancy vending machine type things, where you have to scan your badge so they know where the drugs are going.
07-04-2009, 11:40 AM #6
07-04-2009, 09:35 PM #7Registered User
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I've been a nurse for 30 years and I've never been drug-tested. I think they should do random drug testing though. They're probably afraid they won't have enough people left to fill out the schedule!
07-11-2009, 09:01 PM #8Former Member
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More stuff from today.
Somebody should have been monitoring her a lot more and noticed that when her patients were injected with the saline instead of Fentanyl they had a lower tolerance for pain. Her positive test for hepatitis C should have been passed along to her superiors. Since this is job related I think confidentiality could be waived by having people sign a limited waiver.
When I worked at the hospital I was given a hepatitis C vaccine because the job I had was a risk for picking it up. At that time they didn't know how long it was good for. I hope I'm still immune.
I think she should be charged with attempted murder for each case that comes back positive. JMO
07-12-2009, 04:14 AM #9
If I had to guess, I would agree with SD. Attempted murder seems like the only fitting charge in this case.
This is not what you want to hear about going on in any hospital. When I worked at hospitals, we didn't have the spread of Hep. back then. That was years ago. But the danger of disease is high enough without these pinheads exposing pts.
One cannot expect people to take responsibility for themselves anymore. Sad, but true.
02-26-2010, 11:19 AM #10
Surgery Tech Kristen Parker Gets 30 Years For Infecting 36 Patients with Hepatitis C
February 26, 2010 8:10 AM
DENVER (CBS/AP) Kristen Parker, a Denver based surgery technician who infected three dozen people with hepatitis C and may have exposed thousands more while hiding her drug addiction from hospital officials, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Prosecutors had previously recommended that Parker get 20 years in prison, but a judge rejected the plea agreement. Some of the victims said it was not enough time.
Prosecutors say her scheme may have exposed nearly 6,000 patients at two hospitals to the virus that causes the incurable liver disease. Thirty-six of them got infected.
her getting only 30 years is as awful as what she did to all those people!!
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