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[S]tudent nurse who mistakenly injected coffee into veins of patient says 'anyone can get confused'
NY Daily News ^ | October 23, 2012 | Lee Moran

Posted on 10/29/2012 10:15:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A student nurse who mistakenly injected coffee into the veins of an 80-year-old patient who died hours later has defended herself by saying "anyone can get confused."

Rejane Moreira Telles, 23, said she had just three days of work experience in the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, clinic when she mixed up administering a drip to Palmerina Pires Ribeiro.

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But she added: "As they [the feed and blood drips] were next to each other, anyone can get confused. I injected the coffee and I put it in the wrong place."

Telles, who has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter alongside two nurses and another student, also revealed they had not been trained for that kind of procedure.

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Doctors contacted by TV Globo's Fantastico said that the milky coffee would have gone directly to the patient’s heart and lungs.

Dr. Armando Carreir, a nutritional specialist at the Federal University of Fluminens' Hospital Antonio Pedro, said 'It would have been as if the patient was suffocating.'

The victim's daughter, Loreni Ribeiro, said “I saw my mother was agitated. She opened her mouth, and this youngster put coffee with milk into (her) veins.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News
KEYWORDS: napl
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1 posted on 10/29/2012 10:15:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Coffee IV


2 posted on 10/29/2012 10:17:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Did the nurse major in Nursing’ or Barista?


3 posted on 10/29/2012 10:20:39 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

Man gets a coffee enema and says “OOOOH!”

The nurse asks, “Too hot?”

“No, too sweet.”


4 posted on 10/29/2012 10:22:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have to confess... this is the first time I’ve ever heard of something like this happening.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 10:22:18 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Slings and Arrows

To any doctor or nurse out there. Is there any reason to do a feeding via a drip instead of a quick infusion? Second would any modern medical society order coffee w/milk for NG feeding?


6 posted on 10/29/2012 10:24:40 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I enjoy coffee as much as the next guy, but this a bit much.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 10:25:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Slings and Arrows

and what is the punishment in Brazil for rampant stupidity?


8 posted on 10/29/2012 10:26:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows
She opened her mouth, and this youngster put coffee with milk into (her) veins

I hate it when that happens.

9 posted on 10/29/2012 10:26:51 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama Lied, Stevens died.)
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To: GeronL
and what is the punishment in Brazil for rampant stupidity?

They give them a one-way ticket to the USA to live their life as a Democrat.

10 posted on 10/29/2012 10:29:11 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Slings and Arrows

Burn in hell


11 posted on 10/29/2012 10:29:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You got to go light on the half & half when you take it intravenously.


12 posted on 10/29/2012 10:30:03 PM PDT by Tramonto
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To: Slings and Arrows
This may become the new Juan Valdez treatment prescribed under Medicare if you need an IV and you're past 80.

Don't worry, Grandma, it ain't cocaine.

13 posted on 10/29/2012 10:30:49 PM PDT by DeFault User (Plugs cause brain damage)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Darksheare

Let me be the first to blame...

...Darksheare!


14 posted on 10/29/2012 10:31:14 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1378 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Cementjungle

That makes two of us.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 10:37:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL

Election to public office, just like here.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 10:39:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yup! Everyone should be given the opportunity to go to college. ROTL!!! We all should be brain surgeons too!


17 posted on 10/29/2012 10:39:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Excuse me, WHAT???? Why would they even PUT cafe au lait in a FEEDING tube in the first place? And these people are blaming lack of education? How about lack of a speck of intelligence? Where do these people come from, and how do they survive to adulthood? Darwin is so obviously wrong... lol


18 posted on 10/29/2012 10:50:05 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Slings and Arrows

lol. plausible


19 posted on 10/29/2012 10:51:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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My mother's brother was an MD. He and my aunt served Thanksgiving dinner the year I was six. He crossed the swelling tide two years later.

He said two things at this dinner I have never forgotten. Pertinent to this thread he said that rattle snake venom could be ingested without life threatening consequences yet if milk were to be injected into a vein then the owner of that vein would die.

That's what he said. I don't even know if it's true at all. If you're planning to drink venom or inject milk please seek the guidance of a medical professional before you do.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 10:58:16 PM PDT by I see my hands (Dictators don't lose, you do.)
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To: LibertyRocks

You’ll get the answers to those questions when 0bamacare is fully implemented.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 10:59:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: max americana

Sounds like somebody Obama could pick up pretty cheap for Obamacare duty.


22 posted on 10/29/2012 11:06:27 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'm guessing it'll be contained somewhere in my 10,000 page Obamacare "(non-)Rights and (non-)benefits manual, eh?

Oh, and here's a pic per your stated need in the first post... I figured this one is appropriate for a story like this.


23 posted on 10/29/2012 11:09:04 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: max americana

Did the nurse major in Nursing’ or Barista?

Stupidity!


24 posted on 10/29/2012 11:09:46 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Slings and Arrows

And just think if O is reelected this is the kind of training that Ocare will insure that our nursing students get.......


25 posted on 10/29/2012 11:13:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: LibertyRocks

Ganked, w/thanks.


26 posted on 10/29/2012 11:14:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hey! Happens all the time! Like she said, Anyone can make a mistake. They call her Nurse Maxwell..Good til the Last Drip.


27 posted on 10/29/2012 11:15:51 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The coffee injection specialist.
28 posted on 10/29/2012 11:24:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: max americana

More info here.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221924/Rejane-Moreira-Telles-Nurse-injected-80-year-old-woman-coffee-killing-says-confused.html


29 posted on 10/29/2012 11:26:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LukeL

no into the veins. food had to go into the stomach.


30 posted on 10/29/2012 11:31:40 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (look out for the Bull!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I indict the physician or nurse who should have been supervising the treatment.


31 posted on 10/30/2012 1:29:27 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

They did too.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 1:32:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Slow-drip feeding tube coffee.... with milk... riiiight.

does the NY daily news get its wire feed from slow-drip Brazilian grocery store tabloids?

What, no sugar?

33 posted on 10/30/2012 1:48:08 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Obviously this nurse was grossly negligent. Having said that this should not even be possible. The hospital obviously has larger problems if it is even possible for this to happen.

I teach error proofing and I think this will become part of my lecture.


34 posted on 10/30/2012 2:15:25 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Slings and Arrows

No one was supervising a student with three days on-the-job experience?


35 posted on 10/30/2012 2:35:31 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: I see my hands
In case you are curious what snake venom does to blood...
36 posted on 10/30/2012 4:10:29 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

FWIW, I’m a pharmacy student, and I’ve never heard about anything like this happening. I suspect that Nursie had to bypass multiple physical safeties to make this happen.


37 posted on 10/30/2012 4:54:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Apparently not.


38 posted on 10/30/2012 4:56:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have to ask why is coffee even in a drip bag?


39 posted on 10/30/2012 5:04:19 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hope that is the case.


40 posted on 10/30/2012 5:16:36 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cue the hospital scene from Catch 22.
41 posted on 10/30/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: I see my hands
That's what he said. I don't even know if it's true at all. If you're planning to drink venom or inject milk please seek the guidance of a medical professional before you do.

I would imagine that the milk congeals in the bloodstream and will cause a blockage.

My regular IV is strictly coffee. No milk/sugar or other adulterants. Sometimes the blood level in my caffeine stream gets a little high, and I have to get more coffee.

42 posted on 10/30/2012 7:20:27 AM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: I see my hands
That's what he said. I don't even know if it's true at all. If you're planning to drink venom or inject milk please seek the guidance of a medical professional before you do.

I would imagine that the milk congeals in the bloodstream and will cause a blockage.

My regular IV is strictly coffee. No milk/sugar or other adulterants. Sometimes the blood level in my caffeine stream gets a little high, and I have to get more coffee.

43 posted on 10/30/2012 7:20:47 AM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: LukeL

Memories. When i was a student nurse,I had a patient that
was ordered 2 cans of Budweiser thru his G-tube(tube in abd-
domen,directly to stomach) at 2100.

Ironically, we give pure caffeine to infants via their iv’s.
It helps control apnea of prematurity till they grow out of
it(periods of no breathing,causing their heart rate to slow
down).


44 posted on 10/30/2012 8:56:01 AM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: americas.best.days...

Long term low level alchy who rested better with a few in him?


45 posted on 10/30/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: hattend

Good question.


46 posted on 10/30/2012 10:17:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Moltke

Good...and disturbing...catch!


47 posted on 10/30/2012 10:20:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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