allnurses.com, the largest online nursing community in the world, is known for routine and in-depth analysis of breaking nursing news. With over 1,000,000 registered members, the breadth of content on allnurses.com covers every phase of a nurse’s career from pre-nursing student to retirement and beyond.
“When the original story came to light,” Content and Community Director Mary Watts, BSN, RN, explained, “Beth Hawkes, MSN, RN, wrote a very insightful article, Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium, explaining the steps which lead to the nurse administering a lethal dose of Vecuronium. When the indictment on reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse was handed down recently, Beth penned a brief follow-up to the original article, Nurse Charged With Homicide, with a poll for users to participate in. While this was a truly disheartening series of events which unfolded, it is something that nurses are increasingly prone to experience due to a number of factors including unsafe nurse-patient ratios.”
“While this is a tragic event and caused the death of a patient, it is something that can happen to even the most attentive nurse.” allnurses.com Marketing Manager Brian Sorenson stated, “The coverage, as well as insightful comments by our registered members, shows the professionalism and knowledge of our users. This is the kind of coverage that any media company would be proud to be a part of.”
The original article can be found at https://allnurses.com/nurse-gives-lethal-dose-vecuronium-t692463/ and the follow-up coverage is at https://allnurses.com/nurse-charged-with-homicide-t694780/ .
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The allnurses.com network includes additional resources such as the Nursing Insights e-newsletter, Facebook pages for allnurses.com and Nurses Rock, and a robust Jobs website where users can create job alerts and upload their resume to speed their job search. These allow followers to engage in conversation about serious nursing topics as well as more fun, lighthearted subjects. allnurses in continually enhancing the site for an improved mobile experience for its users which allows nurses to stay connected and find immediate answers and information they need while on-the-go.