Nurse In Child Abduction, Slaying Agrees To Life In Prison

Nurse fined in Minnesota patient's death case

Yates' attorney, George Parnham , was a consultant on the McClain case. But Moncriffe, her lead defense attorney, acknowledged there was no real medical evidence that McClain had ever suffered a miscarriage. As a result, he said, making that case would have been very difficult. In addition, although several of her family members had been diagnosed with mental issues, McClain's attorneys abandoned an insanity defense because she had no history of mental illness. Moncriffe said that since the shooting his client is taking some antidepressants, but not any psychotropic drugs. The victim's family filled the jury box to witness the guilty plea. Her mother, Linda Golden , said during an interview on the courthouse steps afterward that she had not heard any apologies from McClain, but she understood that the defendant's mother and three children were suffering, too. Children miss mother Golden spoke in a strong voice until she talked about how much her grandchildren miss their mother. "Her 6-year-old screams out her name, cries, and says he misses and loves her so much. For the original article visit

He now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Prosecutors said the nurse practitioner charged between $200 and $400 for oxycodone prescriptions and ran a cash-only business. He is alleged to have distributed 422,107 pills through 4,349 prescriptions between October 2011 and February 2012. Federal officials said one-third of his 288 prescription buyers had criminal records for narcotics-related offenses. Medical professionals who traffic narcotics are significantly responsible for the pain pill and heroin addiction we see in NY. These traffickers are one of our top priorities, said Brian Crowell, special agent in charge of the DEAs New York field office. In a separate case, a podiatrist from Valley Stream also pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally distributing oxycodone to individuals who were not in his patients in exchange for cash. The dootor, Stephen Owusu, has agreed to surrender his DEA registration number and will no longer be able to issue controlled substance prescriptions, federal prosecutors said. Instead of providing needed medical services to their communities, Deslouches and Owusu fueled the prescription drug crisis that has swept across our district and our nation. On the defendants watch, drug dealers and drug addicts found easy access to oxycodone pills, Lynch said in announcing the guilty pleas. Court filings said Owusu was caught selling more than 450 oxycodone prescriptions between March 2009 and July 2011 and is said to have charged $300 for each slip. For the original article visit

The NHS's graveyard shift: How patients are being put at risk on hospital wards staffed by just ONE nurse overnight

Patients are routinely having to wait in agony for almost an hour before a nurse can administer pain relief. Senior nurses also say they are having to give advice to junior doctors because there are so few consultants on the wards. 'Unacceptable': The Royal College of Nursing says it is not safe to have just one registered nurse looking after a ward overnight Figures show that at two hospitals Hemel Hempstead and Watford General, both part of West Hertfordshire NHS trust one nurse was left in charge of 22 elderly patients at night. At Hinchingbrooke hospital in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, there was one nurse for 21 patients while there was one for 16 patients at Colchester hospital, in Essex. The figures were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Royal College of Nursing. Scandal-hit Staffordshire NHS Trust admits safety breaches over death of diabetic patient after staff failed to read her medical history They emerged as the Government announced plans yesterday for hospitals to publish the number of nurses working on each ward. Patients will be able to check the figures for their local hospital as well as the percentage of shifts that meet 'safe staffing' levels on a new NHS safety website from next June. The RCN says there should be at least one nurse for every eight patients, although there are no national guidelines. One registered nurse: Colchester General Hospital was one of the hospitals that had one registered nurse working Karen Webb, a member of the RCN's East of England branch, said nurses had been ringing her in tears, distressed that they were unable to help patients in pain. Miss Webb said: 'We started to get calls from nurses very distressed, saying they were doing shifts on their own. It's an unbearable emotional burden for them if they cannot help patients as nurses they want to be able to care. For the original article visit

Nurse at under-fire home says staff levels put residents 'at risk'

She was unable to go into a shower because of her physical condition, it had to be this bath sling. I wasn't working in this unit when I left and I don't recall if a bath sling had been provided, I don't believe that it had and it's just basic." STV News spoke to the Royal College of Nursing who said one trained nurse for 30 residents was "far too low a ratio" and "would compromise the level of care provided". All of these points have been put to Bupa. In the first instance, they say they are currently well above the minimum staffing level set by the Care Inspectorate. In a statement Bupa said its residents are always its number one priority. "We expect everyone to ensure all the right equipment and resources are available in their home at all times to care for our residents. We never refuse requests for what is needed. "A strong whistle-blowing system is in place in our homes and we expect our people to protect residents and report any concerns so that action can be taken if needed. "The home is currently 100% compliant with moving and handling training. It is 98% compliant with all other required mandatory training with only the most recent recruits yet to complete their training. For the original article visit

Nurse at under-fire care home says staff levels put lives 'at risk'

1 UConn four guards in next season's freshman class. She joins Arizona's Courtney Ekmark, Nevada's Gabby Williams and Sadie Edwards of Meriden, who began her high school career at Mercy and now plays for Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. Sign Up For Traffic Text Alerts Nurse attended Sunday's game at Penn State and was standing in the back of the media room during postgame news conferences for both teams. The Lady Lions and Huskies were her final two schools, although Indiana was still in the running at the end. Nurse canceled scheduled visits to Kentucky and Tennessee. Nurse visited UConn as late as earlier this month, and from all indications, that is when she grew to really love the program. The Huskies (4-0), who play Oregon on Wednesday at the XL Center , are still waiting to hear from 6-4 center/forward A'ja Wilson of South Carolina, considered the top unsigned player in the United States. Wilson reportedly is deciding between South Carolina and UConn. The end of the fall signing period is Wednesday. Nurse, the youngest member of the Canadian national team, is the niece of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb and his wife, Raquel, a former Syracuse basketball player. Nurse helped Canada earn a silver medal at the FIBA Americas World Championships in Xalapa, Mexico. For the original article visit,0,7756063.story

Feds: Long Island doctor, nurse practitioner plead guilty in pill sale cases

The aides do not do anything and they did not follow his wish. They (the family) want to know what happened. They would like to know why it happened and they would like to make sure it does not happen ever again." On the night of September 28, 2012, Dostal's first cousin and executor of his estate said he visited Dostal's room. "Ralph was my very best friend in the whole world," said Jeffry Bies of Minneapolis. "He was there for rehabilitation to help him have physical therapy for walking. "Nobody ever came in his room any of the times that I was there...I actually went there quite late that particular night and I noticed that there was some emesis (vomit) in the emesis basin and he told me he was not feeling too good. I guess the last thing he said to me was 'Will you come and see me tomorrow?' and I said 'of course I will be here tomorrow' because I went everyday." However, Dostal died during that night. "Our office, just in the last year," said Koseiradzki, "we have seen half a dozen cases where elder people in nursing homes have not received CPR as requested and this is just wrong. They (the state authorities) found neglect on the nurse for failing to assess, failing to call a doctor and, of course, failing to do CPR. For the original article visit

Kia Nurse Commits To UConn

There's absolutely no way that amount of staff can look after all those residents, assist those residents to be washed and dressed, assist to eat and drink, do their care plans, give them medication. Impossible "It's impossible, absolutely impossible but we were always told that we had the correct numbers. I think I could say that they were put at risk because there weren't enough staff to supervise them and that's it in a nutshell." She believes some care workers were working illegally because moving and handling training was not reviewed annually, while basic equipment including hoists and slings to move residents was not provided. "There was one lady who, in one of the units where I worked, required a bath sling. There wasn't one, we kept asking for the sling so this lady, the only way she could be bathed was to go into a bath using a sling but if we didn't have a bath sling this couldn't be done. "We all kept on asking for a bath sling time and time again, so this lady didn't have a bath for I don't know how long. "Obviously she was bed bathed, she was washed. She was unable to go into a shower because of her physical condition, it had to be this bath sling. I wasn't working in this unit when I left and I don't recall if a bath sling had been provided, I don't believe that it had and it's just basic." STV News spoke to the Royal College of Nursing who said one trained nurse for 30 residents was "far too low a ratio" and "would compromise the level of care provided". For the original article visit