IV potassium error death


Intravenous news: dailymail.co.uk report “A grandmother being treated in hospital for a mild case of pneumonia died after accidentally being given a lethal injection. Police chief’s widow Arsula Sansom, 80, was given an infusion of potentially dangerous potassium at ten times the correct rate after becoming breathless. Within minutes she suffered a heart attack, and doctors were unable to revive her.

The nurse whose blunder led to the drug being administered too quickly was suspended while an investigation was carried out into Mrs Sansom’s death, but her grieving family have not been given the results.”

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