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KRTaylor
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02:53 AM on 10/16/2012
Last I heard, a pulmonary embolism meant something, be it a blood clot, air (and it would have to be more than a small bubble of air), a piece of dislodged plaque, a broken iv catheter, etc, was sent via the circulatory system into the lungs. How can they say injecting soup into an iv line didn't cause this lady's death? And I'd love to know how they connected a feeding line to the iv since the connecting pieces are so different. Perhaps a large amount of air did enter her system when the ends didnt quite connect properly. Either way, soup intravenously wasn't too bright and wondering what if any training the staff involved had.
12:41 AM on 10/16/2012
Oh yeah, I believe the hospital. I mean, most patients who have their blood supply diluted with tomato bisque report no ill effects whatsoever.

Seriously, these people are somehow considered "medical professionals". Be afraid.
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bidalah
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11:06 PM on 10/15/2012
How can the nursing home, with a straight face claim that an injection of soup into the woman's veins was not the cause of death?
11:55 PM on 10/15/2012
Because, she's 88, had a stroke, and are trying to avoid a law suit. It's a no brainer.
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10:42 PM on 10/15/2012
There are many nursing homes (not all) that have horrific aids and "nurses" caring for those who have zero family left. Stealing their food, possessions, giving them the wrong medications, overdosing them... one case where two aids pulled an elderly woman out of her bed and "made her dance" (very very frail woman) and frequently harassed patients with cruelty. Broken bones and bruising prompted cameras in the rooms to catch the acts.

This sounds like incompetence rather than intentional-- but still unsettling for the family. :(
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gosteelers
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10:32 PM on 10/15/2012
ouch!
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gmcinahuff
PREVENTION IS KEY.
10:20 PM on 10/15/2012
Hospital officials acknowledge that Maciel was injected with soup by mistake, died within 12 hours after the injection, but yet they didn't believe the injection of soap caused her death.

A pulmonary embolism occurs when an air bubble gets into the blood stream.

Soap Bubbles, go ahead and look it up. It's a word Soap+Bubble = Soap bubble.
A soap bubble, like other bubbles, has air inside of it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_bubble

I say send the hospital a lawsuit and a can of scrubbing bubbles. Maybe the cartoon characters 'Scrubbing Bubbles' will help make it sink in, their stance is weak.

Poor woman. I hope her family wins big for this tragedy.
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ipleathe5thh
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12:00 AM on 10/16/2012
Ummm AIR bubbles not Soap Bubbles
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TaxpayingVoter
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12:09 AM on 10/16/2012
It was SOUP, not soap.
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gmcinahuff
PREVENTION IS KEY.
09:19 AM on 10/16/2012
OMG LOL. I uuuuuur, I was up past my bedtime last night.  Apparently my brain went to sleep before my body.  lmao.  

sorry folks!
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gmcinahuff
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09:47 AM on 10/16/2012
So IT was soup not soap. Thanks for correcting me. lol. I'm glad I'm not alone on this one.
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cheechazteca
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09:38 PM on 10/15/2012
I have not heard of mistakes like this! Was that nurse tired or just plain reckless?
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lillyroses4o
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10:34 PM on 10/15/2012
Lord, I was thinking along the same lines....I've have never heard of this....was this person a actual nurse...did anyone see a license....I can't even comprehend how this is done...usu food is hung in a bag and you would pour it in......why would anyone be" injecting" soup!!!???
09:24 PM on 10/15/2012
Let's just hope that none of those Nurses Illegally Immigrate to America........
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ipleathe5thh
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12:02 AM on 10/16/2012
Read the Article it happened in Brazil not America
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12:15 AM on 10/16/2012
That was the point.
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09:51 AM on 10/16/2012
Right... They are in Brazil, not America, which is why he hopes that none of them immigrate here...

**Reading comprehension 101**
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n0n1m0us3
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12:29 PM on 10/16/2012
Yes, hopefully if they decide to immigrate to the United States of America it will be legally.
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DMUrban
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08:50 PM on 10/15/2012
Wow! What kind of nurse makes a mistake like that?
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kcaron10127
The past laughs last...
09:19 PM on 10/15/2012
Nurse Feratu
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juno
WHEE!!! The people...
11:56 PM on 10/15/2012
that was good, gret play on words, but everyone knows vamps seldom eat soup
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Havana Thinks
Live and Let Live!
09:44 PM on 10/15/2012
The angel of death type. I would check every patient and hospital, nursing home she worked at to find out why she no longer works for them. It might be a case of passing the buck to someone else. This should not have happened. Imagine the agony that poor, 88 year old suffered during those 12 torturous hours. May she be at peace. Justice
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08:42 PM on 10/15/2012
Good Lord, how do you accidentally inject soup into ones veins? This sounds suspicious.
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juno
WHEE!!! The people...
11:57 PM on 10/15/2012
tomato soup does look like whole blood platelets
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06:46 AM on 10/16/2012
But how would the soup get into needle vile?  They don't package soup like that.  Soup is not put into medication type containers.

How do you know what kind of  soup it was?

There is just no excuse for this.  I  still say it is suspicious.
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kcaron10127
The past laughs last...
08:28 PM on 10/15/2012
So much for the 'chicken soup' theory.
07:34 PM on 10/15/2012
What in the.... It seems as though the medical staff in some facilities is running rampant these days. What is the advertisement; "get you medical degree in only 18 months" Is this not deplorable. You know it's great to have America going back to work but we don't want to be killing our patients at the same time, unacceptable!
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kcaron10127
The past laughs last...
08:33 PM on 10/15/2012
Psssssst...this happened in Brazil.
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bestpbx
Warning, insanity dna at work here...
08:43 PM on 10/15/2012
Ain't it amazing how someone can post one time and let everyone know jthat reading the article is secondary to posting!
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bestpbx
Warning, insanity dna at work here...
08:42 PM on 10/15/2012
Reading the article and commenting... you're doin' it wrong.
07:19 PM on 10/15/2012
Why would a syringe be loaded with soup to start with? That's one hell of a "mistake".
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kcaron10127
The past laughs last...
08:50 PM on 10/15/2012
It was intended to be injected into her feeding tube.

It ended up in her IV by mistake.

Oops.
12:08 AM on 10/16/2012
A feeding tube is surgically implanted in the patient, the opening is about as large around as a pencil. The "food" goes in a bag is attached to the opening by a hose, and slowly drains into the patient. No needle involved. Also hot soup would never be given to someone on a feeding tube. It is usually liquid fluid, that is high in nutrition
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Havana Thinks
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09:48 PM on 10/15/2012
You must ask, nurse Bouillabase.

It was a secret recipe...no doubt.
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evilchihuahua
Crossing the line just because it's there.
06:38 PM on 10/15/2012
Ouch!
That's way worse than a bullion cube suppository.