Skip to comments.Deputies: Davenport man who walked out of hospital struck, killed
Posted on 01/06/2014 8:55:58 AM PST by Brandonmark
DAVENPORT -- A patient who walked out of a Davenport hospital against medical advise was struck and killed by a car on U.S. 27 Sunday night, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
Investigators say Larry Strouse, 48, of Davenport had been a patient at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport for several days. For some reason, he removed his IV and left the hospital on foot around 6 p.m.
At 6:09 p.m., Strouse was seen on the east side of U.S. 27, about a half-mile south of the hospital. Investigators say he then ran across the northbound lanes of highway into the southbound lanes, where he was struck by a Chrysler sedan driven by 23-year-old Oksana Dee, 23, of Davenport.
Strouse was propelled over the hood and onto the windshield before coming to rest on the west shoulder of the roadway, about 120 feet from the point of impact. He died at the scene, deputies said.
Hospital staff had reported Strouse missing to Haines City Police around 6 p.m. Sunday, deputies said. Information about why Strouse was hospitalized has not been released.
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Probably saw his Obamacare deductible.
Obamacare Death Panel, 3rd mobile division, automotive unit.
First victim of Obamacare.
When your times up, it’s up I suppose.
What we’ll never know is if his stay in the hospital would have saved him.
Well its a good bet he wouldn’t have gotten hit by a car if he had stayed in the hospital.
He had a meeting with Dr. Death.
Since no reason was given for why he was in the hospital, nor what drugs they were pumping in to him, we might never know as this story will probably not show up on any major news outlet.
What I truly want to know is HOW YOU REMOVE an IV that may be a necessary skill we might need. My last hospital stay was a nightmare. They blew 3 veins in the ER by using to large of IV starters. 4th one the nurse up stairs started and it blew too. Then they got the ultra sound guy, he found the last vein, a roller, did not have the knowledge how to stop that, just kept digging at my arm until he could get the starter in, the IV was to big, and hurt the whole 2.5 days it was in. I’d of pulled the thing out if I knew how, as the pain was that bad. Never had any ER or day surgery use IV starters that big before that they blew veins.
Future of 0’care 1 size fits all.
Lends credence to the theory that when your time is up, your time is up.
Sometimes people leave for a drink, drug or a smoke.
He may have learned that he had something terminal and decided to just end it?
That "for some reason" made me chuckle. Yeah. He did it "for some reason." Gotta love that insightful news analysis.
That is one of the things I have always had a problem with as well. A few years ago, if I was conscious, before I let them touch me, I told them to use children’s needles as small as they could. I have had to have ivs in my legs, hands, and even through a vein in my neck that required a surgical procedure last time.
sounds like you're really obese and have no visible veins. The one size fits all isn't what's going on. If you're really sick you MAY need a larger diameter IV in order to get a lot of fluid or blood into you. If its meds only then a smaller bore IV may do. If they needed to get a sonogram to see your veins and youre chronically ill then you might want to consider getting some tennis balls and squeeze them in order to get some veins to develop and reduce the subq fat hiding your veins.
I'd of just done a central line if someone was that hard of a stick. You'd have really complained of that. Sounds like that may have been what they did. Those go in your neck, under your collar bone or in your groin.
Of course when they pulled it out, I had no frigging idea it went down to my toes. ;)
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” against medical advise”
Proof that we still need English majors.
Yeah, that makes me feel better knowing he had some reason. I’d hate to think he pulled it out for no reason at all.
Hear these calls on the scanner quite often.
None that ended like this tho.
Nope, wrong on all counts, have excellent veins when the right size starters are used. Only small veins are in my hands, rest are normal for my weight all of 117 lbs. I’ve never had trouble when I have same day surgery as they use small IV starters. And all they were doing in the ER part was getting blood to test for infection, before doing a IV solution. Regular IV solution was done by the up stairs nurse, with the antibiotic piggy backed into the IV line. No need for the large starters, I was not dehydrated, nor bleeding. Bad Colon infection is all. The to large starters ones were all they had on hand is their statement.
I’ve used this facility before and they always matched IV starter size to vein size and did not blow veins. And they did not give me squeeze balls as they use to do. They just blew all the arm veins they could normally use.
A central line IV solution piggybacked with the Zoysin for the infection. The ultra sound was to find the last arm vein, I was well hydrated from 2 IV solutions when the 4th vein blew from the to large starters, he found it before he used the ultra sound machine, by feel, did not get the ultra sound out until it started to roll. Only one that ever has rolled and he found it.
Other hospitalizations for surgery never had issues with the IV starters and blowing veins.
I had just had a routine Upper GI 2 weeks before, no trouble with blowing veins, established it on the first stick, regular starters used. Nor do I have fragile veins.
I'm confused by your story. You had "Regular IV solution was done by the up stairs nurse, with the antibiotic piggy backed into the IV line " for "a Bad Colon Infection". Then you say you already had a central line, a peripheral IV line and were getting Zosyn . If you had a peripheral line with IV fluids with piggy backed abx and a central line with IV Zosyn (an antibiotic) they may have been worried about having to give you long term antibiotics and were starting what's called a "pic' line.
Just letting you know that if you have a "bad colon infection", your NOT well hydrated. Because the antibiotics like Vanc or Zosyn or INvanz or Teflaro or whatever need really good renal clearance and the medical people there were probably trying to save your kidneys due to the "just" bad colon infection. If you get septic from your infection and drop your blood pressure you're going to need tons of IV fluids and Lev'em Ded pressor which chews up peripheral veins and causes fingers, toes and stuff (like the meat on your arms if the peripheral IV leaks) to fall off because it's so effective at increasing your blood pressure by squeezing arteries.
I just get tickled when sometimes people don't realize that medicine is sloppy and iatrogenic injuries are NOT uncommon. If they missed some IVs, well that's bad, but at least they didn't just say.."yeah, I think its in and start running the meds in" hoping that they MIGHT have gotten in. It seemed like they cared enough to get lines in place that you just may have needed.
If they are using sono to get peripheral lines, it sounds like they at least have the latest technology.
But if you don't like them, then write a letter to the head of the department and your physician telling them your concerns and I'll bet that they at least try to explain the "too big starter" thing to you.
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