Misuse of IV fluid bags


Intravenous news: The Jamaica Gleaner reports “A nurse, who was attached to the May Pen Hospital, is facing a six-month suspension after a baby – born prematurely – died while under her care in August 2008”.

They continue “At one point, the child’s body temperature began to fall. It is alleged that the nurses used a microwave oven to heat bags containing intravenous fluid. These were then wrapped in towels and blankets before the child was placed on top of them… It is further alleged that at least one of the bags burst and the hot content burnt the child, resulting in its death”.

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