Gastonia man: Hospital gave my wife w...

Gastonia man: Hospital gave my wife wrong medicine

There are 2 comments on the The Gaston Gazette story from Jan 30, 2012, titled Gastonia man: Hospital gave my wife wrong medicine. In it, The Gaston Gazette reports that:

A Gastonia man says a nurse gave his wife the wrong medication in November, and that was the error that landed Gaston Memorial Hospital in hot water with the federal government.

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Linda Hall

Matthews, NC

#1 Feb 2, 2012
She should have been given potassium-completely unrelated to insulin-she wasn't even diabetic.
I don't understand how this happened-obviously didn't follow correct procedure. The patient commented in an interview that she had been back and forth to the ER many times over the last few months with breathing difficulties due to fluid on her lungs and the nursing staff alwaya appeared stressed and overworked.

Charlotte, NC

#3 Mar 22, 2012
I was in the hospital for a heart condition.I asked for some pain medicine that i have taken before.The nurse that brought me the medicine i suspect she gave me the wrong medicine,because of how sick i got when i took the medicine she gave me.I have taken the medicine before,with out any any adverse effects but i really got sick from the medicine she gave me.I think,that since she could hardly speak english,that she could not read the type of medicine she gave me.I suspect that when you have nurses that are not able to read and write english,ther are going to be some unnecesary deaths that will occur and maybe more.I just hope the nurses have been given enough medical knowledge IN ENGLISH that they do not accidentally kill some patient.In all probable bility it has occured and no one has been discovered that a patient was killed by some nurse gave them the wroong medicine.GASTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL,has a good and proven record of how good wayn shovelin made it.

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