Licensed Practical Nurse

Also in the news for Oct. 6, 2014 . . .

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Facility failed to address erratic behavior of nurse who later shot a resident and herself, lawsuit charges

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A Pennsylvania nursing home failed to intervene when a nurse began acting erratically in the days before killing herself and a resident last November, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Lackawanna County Court.

LTC nurse could face 4 years in prison for alleged morphine mistake, cover-up

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A nurse has been indicted for allegedly administering morphine to a nursing home resident by mistake and covering up her error while the resident experienced a health emergency, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.

Facility fined $16,000 after reviving resident with DNR

Facility fined $16,000 after reviving resident with DNR

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Authorities have fined a Florida nursing home $16,000 for reviving a resident who had a do-not-resuscitate order.

CNA's father gets 7-year sentence in nursing home identity theft case

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A Florida man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a tax fraud that victimized nursing home residents and involved his daughter, a certified nursing assistant, federal and state authorities recently announced.

Nursing home to pay $90,000 settlement over firing of HIV-positive nurse

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A Tennessee nursing home has agreed to pay $90,000 to settle charges that it violated federal law in firing an HIV-positive staff member, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Friday.

Mother, daughter dead after apparent murder-suicide at San Francisco nursing home

Mother, daughter dead after apparent murder-suicide at San Francisco nursing home

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A resident and her daughter died of gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide at a skilled nursing facility in San Francisco, according to local authorities.

Nurse shoots nursing home resident, herself in apparent murder-suicide

Nurse shoots nursing home resident, herself in apparent murder-suicide

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Authorities were searching for a motive Tuesday after a licensed practical nurse at a long-term care facility in Pennsylvania apparently shot and killed a resident and then turned the gun on herself.