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Should Nurses Be Fired For Fatal Medication Errors?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 5:48am
Kevin Pho, MD

Kimberly Hiatt was a pediatric critical care nurse who accidentally gave an infant a fatal overdose of calcium chloride last year.

By accounts, it was a calculation error. A human mistake.

After the incident, the hospital fired her.

This past April, she took her own life.

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