A nurse at DR. Srivastava give insulin instead of flu shot

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guest

Dyersburg, TN

#1 Oct 10, 2012
I heard from somebody that works at the hospital that the nurse give this couple insulin instead of flu shot. Somebody come in from the parking lot from Dr. Srivastava and they were almost dead and had been there just about an hour. The people are in Memphis on the vent.
joanne

Dyersburg, TN

#2 Oct 10, 2012
who are the people, and who was thee nurse,i stopped seeing dr schreve because i switched drs so i could see him,iseen him a few times and then always the nurse,
Whatever

Ripley, TN

#3 Oct 10, 2012
I also work at the hospital and have heard nothing of the sort. Your "friend" could get in a lot of trouble for giving out information from the hospital, especially if there is no truth behind it. Accusing and bringing up a doctor's name on here was not very smart.
guest

Dyersburg, TN

#4 Oct 10, 2012
They say in Halls office.
Dr So and So

United States

#7 Oct 10, 2012
This is completely false. Even if a patient was accidentally given insulin instead of a flu shot, it is VERY easily corrected. There would be no reason whatsoever for them to be on a ventilator in Memphis.
missunderstood

Henry, TN

#8 Oct 10, 2012
This did happen the people who were given the wrong shots are related to me, David SAnderson is in the hospitial in memphis he was on life support but has been taken off he has brain swelling and were not sure what else. This did happen, and to the nurse and doctor you can erase as many files as you want to and lie as much as you want to but you will pay. Mistakes happen but they almost killed 2 people and now they are trying to cover their a$$es.
missunderstood

Henry, TN

#9 Oct 10, 2012
Dr So and So wrote:
This is completely false. Even if a patient was accidentally given insulin instead of a flu shot, it is VERY easily corrected. There would be no reason whatsoever for them to be on a ventilator in Memphis.
no way you are any kind of doctor and if a person who is not diabetic is given as much insulin as he was you end up in a hypoglycemic coma.
Dr So and So

United States

#10 Oct 10, 2012
Like I said, hypoglycemia is easily treated with intravenous glucose. Maybe you should go back and finish high school and learn the magic of punctuation and proper grammar.
guest

Trenton, TN

#11 Oct 10, 2012
I don't doubt this one bit. It's a thousand wonders it doesn't happen more often. The standards are so low to become a nurse it's ridiculous. I've known of people who have become nurses that are practically mentally retarded. Supposedly the standards have to be that low because of a "shortage" in the industry. I say "shortage" that way because every time I've been in a hospital or Dr.'s office all the nurses are sitting or standing around talking to one another. Keep the needles and drugs out of your body people. All the medicine you need can be found in the produce section of the grocery store.
guest

United States

#12 Oct 10, 2012
Dr So and So wrote:
Like I said, hypoglycemia is easily treated with intravenous glucose. Maybe you should go back and finish high school and learn the magic of punctuation and proper grammar.
A REAL doctor would never use this terminology. Glucose is a term used by non-medical individuals. I believe dextrose would be the correct term. A REAL doctor would also know the hypoglycemia would not be the major concern in this incidence.
missunderstood

Henry, TN

#13 Oct 10, 2012
Dr So and So wrote:
Like I said, hypoglycemia is easily treated with intravenous glucose. Maybe you should go back and finish high school and learn the magic of punctuation and proper grammar.
Well guess what you idiot my uncle is in the hosptial on a vent, I have finished high school and I am in college get a life, this is very serious and he may not make it. It might have been something that could have been treated if the nurse had not been so busy trying to cover it up. But it wasn't so spend your time talking shit to someone else. Dr. Dre knows more about medicine than you.
I heard

Ripley, TN

#14 Oct 10, 2012
Well, I heard the couple that supposedly got the insulin was drug heads and they are trying to get a big payout.
MSN

Dyersburg, TN

#15 Oct 10, 2012
I sincerely hope that whoever "heard" this rumor and started this thread is not related to the family because posting iformation of this caliber could be used legally. This is a tragic full recovery. To whoever is speaking negatively about all nurses, you should not pass judgment on all because of the mistake of one. The fact is, nurses are human. Therefore, they make mistakes.However, as professionals, we must ADMIT to them and deal with the repercussions. I don't know they entire situation, so I will not judge her. I will note that despite how "busy" you are, you must always, always, always use the five rights to prevent these unfortunate situations. One also has to wonder how the mistake occurred. Why was there not distinct identification on the insulin vial? I have been nursing for many years, and I thank God that I have never made a mistake that resulted in a negative outcome.
blahblahblahyada yadayada

Dyersburg, TN

#16 Oct 10, 2012
He said, she said, I heard, he heard....if you weren't there or don't know for a fact, shut the hell up.
MSN

Dyersburg, TN

#17 Oct 10, 2012
"accident", not full recovery.
puffpuffpass

United States

#18 Oct 10, 2012
guest wrote:
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A REAL doctor would never use this terminology. Glucose is a term used by non-medical individuals. I believe dextrose would be the correct term. A REAL doctor would also know the hypoglycemia would not be the major concern in this incidence.
seriously? I do believe that an overdose of insulin will result in a major concern....hypoglycemia which can lead to seizures, coma and the possibility of death. If hypoglycemia isn't the major concern of this incident then what is??????????
Guestwhocomeingt od

Jackson, TN

#19 Oct 10, 2012
only in D-burg=This is not true==DELITE this post!!!!
guest

United States

#20 Oct 10, 2012
puffpuffpass wrote:
<quoted text> seriously? I do believe that an overdose of insulin will result in a major concern....hypoglycemia which can lead to seizures, coma and the possibility of death. If hypoglycemia isn't the major concern of this incident then what is??????????
Hypoglycemia is corrected with dextrose. The major concerns are not low levels but the actions that develop from them. A rapid change will result in cerbral edema. That is a major concern. Hypoglycemia=fairly simple to correct. Cerebral edema=not so easy to manage. So when is someone going to question the absorbtion of a subQ drug being given IM. Things that may you go hmmmmmm.
becauseiknow

Dyersburg, TN

#21 Oct 10, 2012
Yes this is true. I am friends with this mans daughters. I agree you should not be airing this to the public because this is not the end of this case!
Dr So and So

United States

#22 Oct 10, 2012
guest wrote:
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Hypoglycemia is corrected with dextrose. The major concerns are not low levels but the actions that develop from them. A rapid change will result in cerbral edema. That is a major concern. Hypoglycemia=fairly simple to correct. Cerebral edema=not so easy to manage. So when is someone going to question the absorbtion of a subQ drug being given IM. Things that may you go hmmmmmm.
Rapid reduction of blood glucose levels only causes cerebral edema when a patient is in a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state. Brain osmolarity exceeds serum osmolarity at this point and water flows into the brain causing edema. A person with normal blood glucose levels would not develop the abnormal pressure gradient needed to cause edema. Just so you know...

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