Tuesday Must Read: Replacement Nurse Injected Food in Patient; Congress Averts Government Shutdown

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1. The 23-year-old replacement nurse who accidentally killed a cancer patient at an Oakland hospital over the weekend put a food supplement into the woman’s bloodstream, the Chron and Trib report. The nutritional supplement was supposed to go a tube that ran to 66-year-old Judith Ming’s stomach. Hospital administrators say it was an accident that could have happened to any qualified nurse, but regular nurses, who were locked out of the hospital over the weekend in a labor dispute, tell the Chron that the nutritional supplement doesn’t fit the catheter tube that goes to a patient’s bloodstream, so the replacement nurse must have “jury-rigged” it to make it work.

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