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'Killer Nurse' Hears Her Fate: 'Have Fun With the Devil'

Heather Pressdee gets 3 life sentences for administering excess insulin that led to 17 deaths

(Newser) - No one has to worry about Heather Pressdee ever taking care of a patient again. The 41-year-old dubbed the "killer nurse" by her own colleagues pleaded guilty to murder and other charges on Thursday, avoiding the death penalty but earning herself three consecutive life sentences for first-degree murder, plus...

Charges Dropped Against Nurse Accused of Treating Newborn Roughly

Amanda Burke was accused of slamming baby face down into bassinet in ICU

(Newser) - Charges against a Long Island nurse accused of slamming a newborn baby boy face down in a bassinet in an intensive care unit were dropped on Monday, the day her trial was due to begin. Amanda Burke was fired hours after the incident last year, but state investigators said her...

Nurse Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Cardiac Arrest Training

Colleagues went to work on her instead of the mannequin

(Newser) - Andy Hoang eagerly began her first nursing job this year in New Hampshire, with a desire to specialize in cardiac care. She was excited about attending a November practice session on how to respond to someone in cardiac arrest. But as things were getting underway at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in...

Prison Nurse Who Sexually Abused Female Inmates Is Sentenced

Tony Klein gets 3 decades behind bars

(Newser) - When he worked as a nurse at Oregon's Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Tony Klein sexually abused nine women. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 30 years behind bars for the crimes, after having been convicted in July, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. The 39-year-old was also convicted of lying under...

After Serial Killer of Babies Skips Hearing, UK May Change Law

'Cowardly' former neonatal nurse was not present during sentencing, victim impact statements

(Newser) - A British judge denounced former neonatal nurse Lucy Letby's "deep malevolence and sadism" Monday as he sentenced her to life in prison with no chance of parole for murdering seven babies and trying to kill six more. But Justice James Goss—and parents who delivered devastating victim impact...

Citing Nurse's 'Sadism,' Judge Sends Her to Jail for Life

Britain's Lucy Letby killed 7 babies in the hospital, tried to kill others

(Newser) - A British nurse who murdered seven babies in her care at a hospital—and tried to kill others still—will spend the rest of her life in prison. A judge handed down the life sentence Monday to Lucy Letby, 33, reports the BBC . "This was a cruel, calculated, and...

She Talked Penis Size With Letterman, Taught on Fetishes

Former nurse Sue Johanson, who became a celebrity sex expert in US and Canada, dies at 93

(Newser) - Sue Johanson, a nurse who became a popular TV sex expert in Canada and the United States when she was in her 60s, has died, her daughter said. Johanson died in Toronto on Wednesday at age 93 after a long decline, Jane Johanson said, per the AP . Johanson's straight...

For Nurses, the Problem Is Staffing
Those Heroic
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Those Heroic Nurses Need More Help

Biggest issue in strikes is staffing, Lydia Polgreen writes

(Newser) - Nurses were praised and universally thanked for their work early in the pandemic—applauded nightly in New York, for example, in a show of support for essential health care workers, per NPR . But the appreciation and the pizza didn't last, and nurses remain shortchanged and taken for granted, Lydia...

Mom Walked in on Nurse Allegedly Trying to Kill Baby

Court hears horrific details in Lucy Letby trial

(Newser) - The British nurse on trial for allegedly murdering seven infants , including two out of a set of triplets, and attempting to murder 10 others sent the parents of one baby she allegedly killed a sympathy card after the 2-month-old girl's death, prosecutors said. Lucy Letby tried to murder the...

Hospital Worker Arrested After Baby's 'Sudden' Death

Person in custody said to be nurse at Birmingham Children's Hospital, suspected of poisoning

(Newser) - Just hours after an infant died in the ICU at a prominent UK medical center, an arrest has been made. The BBC reports that a 27-year-old health worker was suspended from her job and brought into custody "on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life." ITV...

Nurse Who Doled Out Fatal Meds Avoids Jail Time

RaDonda Vaught gets 3 years of supervised probation for death of Charlene Murphey

(Newser) - RaDonda Vaught, the Tennessee nurse behind a fatal medicine mix-up that killed a 75-year-old woman in 2017, won't be going to prison. WTVF reports that the 38-year-old former nurse at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center was sentenced Friday to three years of supervised probation, following emotional testimony from...

Nurse on Trial for Homicide After Mistake in Hospital
Nurse in Fatal Drug
Mix-Up Hears Her Fate

Nurse in Fatal Drug Mix-Up Hears Her Fate

RaDonda Vaught found guilty of negligent homicide, gross neglect in death of 75-year-old patient

(Newser) - Update: RaDonda Vaught has been found guilty in the death of an elderly patient after a fatal drug mistake. The Tennessean and NPR report that a jury in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday convicted the former nurse of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult, tied to the...

Plastic Surgeon Charged After Young Patient's Death

Emmalyn Nguyen suffered cardiac arrest during surgery, died 14 months later

(Newser) - Update: A plastic surgeon has been arrested in Colorado after an 18-year-old patient died following breast augmentation surgery. Emmalyn Nguyen died 14 months after the August 2019 surgery left her in a vegetative state. After a "lengthy criminal investigation," the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said it issued...

Fake Vaccine Cards Could Land SC Nurse in Prison

Tammy McDonald was indicted by federal grand jury

(Newser) - A nurse who stands accused of creating fake COVID vaccination cards for her family could face a lot of prison time. Per WISTV , Tammy McDonald was charged by a federal grand jury in South Carolina Friday on two counts of producing fraudulent cards and an additional count of lying to...

She Says She Administered Vaccine. Cops Say She Didn't

Nurse is accused of pretending to give vax to teen at clinic in Perth, Australia

(Newser) - A nurse in Western Australia has been charged with fraud, accused of pretending to administer a COVID vaccine at a private clinic. The Guardian notes it's the first recorded instance of someone allegedly faking such a vaccination. ABC Australia reports that 51-year-old Christina Hartmann Benz had apparently received a...

Nurse Dies After Being Pushed to Ground in NYC

Philippine consulate calls for action after death of Maria Ambrocio

(Newser) - New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams is calling for changes to be made following the death of a 58-year-old nurse who was knocked to the ground in Times Square Friday. Maria Ambrocio, an oncology nurse in a community hospital in New Jersey, hit her head on the pavement after...

Charges: VA Nurse Got at Least $150 per Vaccination Card

Informant posed as a buyer during investigation

(Newser) - Since coronavirus vaccination cards became a feature of pandemic life, authorities have said they've thwarted schemes to sell fake cards . Investigators say a Veterans Affairs nurse in Michigan was selling the real thing, going so far as to provide her customers with genuine lot numbers. Bethann Kierczak was arrested...

Nurse Who Found Bodies Sues Over Trauma
Nurse Who
Found Bodies
Sues Estate

Nurse Who Found Bodies Sues Estate

Businessman had shot his wife, then himself in their mansion

(Newser) - A home health nurse who discovered the bodies of a Minnesota businessman and his wife in a murder-suicide case is suing their estate and seeking damages for emotional trauma. Lisa Ann Hayes walked in on a grisly scene in April 2019 at the Lake Minnetonka mansion of Irwin and Alexandra...

These Are the Jobs Your Partner Wishes You Had

Zippia lists most, least attractive jobs for a partner from the perspective of men and women

(Newser) - Working in health care probably doesn't feel all that sexy during a pandemic. But it does look that way in a new survey. Zippia asked 1,000 workers about what common jobs they thought were most attractive for a romantic partner out of a list of 250, and the...

This Nurse Is Trapped in a Lighthouse Watching Movies
This Nurse Is Trapped in a
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This Nurse Is Trapped in a Lighthouse Watching Movies

Lisa Enroth won 'Isolated Cinema' contest to hole up on remote Swedish isle, view film fest premieres

(Newser) - While many people are tiring of being stuck at home binge-watching Netflix during the pandemic, one health-care worker is taking it to the next level. Mashable reports that Lisa Enroth, a nurse from Skoevde, Sweden, is now hunkered down on the nation's barren Pater Noster island, holed up inside...

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