Insulin overdose death


Intravenous news: A nurse used a regular ‘IV’ syringe to administer insulin rather than an insulin syringe. “A newly-qualified community nurse gave an elderly diabetic patient 10 times too much insulin and she died about six hours later, an inquest has heard. Joanne Evans told the Cardiff hearing of her horror when she realised her mistake in bed later the same night.

A diabetes specialist and a pathologist said it was likely the overdose had led to the death of Margaret Thomas, 85, of Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, south Wales. The inquest at Cardiff Coroner’s Court is expected to last three days”.

Read the full story on BBC news.

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