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(Fox News)   Surgery Tech with Hepatitis C steals syringes filled with painkiller, replaces them with used ones. 6,000 people possibly infected   ( divider line
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2009-07-09 07:17:20 PM  

BasqueBastard: R.A.Danny: BasqueBastard: How's that War on Drugs working for you, America?

What pray tell does that have to do with anything in this story or thread? Please enlighten us with your wisdom and fix all of our problems from your shiathouse in the hills.

If she was able to get her fixes legally, then she would have been doing so, 6,000 people wouldn't be terrified of receiving a positive Hepatitus diagnosis, those same 6,000 people wouldn't have been suffering pain during the procedure and so forth. The WoD is very much germaine to this discussion, I don't see how you could be so dense as to NOT see this and in the same post revert to a (poorly conceived and elitist) personal attack.


6000 doses of Fenytal? No way would she get that without stealing. Assuming she would somehow go "legal" in the face of all the money she'd have to spend, as well as endangering her job (who wants a drug addict, even if "legal" as a Surgeon Tech??) is a stretch, but guessing in any direction is nothing more than a strawman, and worthless in an argument.

Her MySpace page reveals her obsession with needles. I would suggest that the "War On Drugs" has absolutely zero to do with it, and her psychological issues and addiction to thousands of dollars of drugs (legal or otherwise) had far more to do with it.
2009-07-09 07:21:23 PM  

UHC2005: JaredSeth: The same woman from Sleeping Monkey's picture above.

Photos lie.

Is that a lip ring or teh Herp? I can't tell.

either way, it's teh hawt!
2009-07-09 07:21:25 PM  
I predict there will be a class action lawsuit and she'll be required to write a check to each of the 6000 people for one dollar and NINE CENTS!

2009-07-09 07:32:47 PM  

Rubberband Girl: mloree - went to her myspace (new window) page. Lots of references to drug use. Not exactly trying to fly under the radar...

Sweet Jesus, this walking turd has a small CHILD?!?! Oh, please let her stay in jail a good long time so someone with a BRAIN and a CONSCIOUS can raise this child!

Um. Maybe someone with a conscience, too. And perhaps some access to a dictionary, although that's obviously not a high priority.
2009-07-09 07:33:17 PM  
Again folks, this isn't 6,000 needles, could be as few as 10 actual cases of infection. Let's say she's been doing this for a month. You come to the hospital in April? You get any type of injection? Guess what, you get to be the next contestant on Fox's newest reality show.

So again, its not like 6,000 cases of pain meds were saline. The hospital just cannot tell which of the dozen (made up number) of injections were Hep. infused Saline. My guess is this was a rare occurrence (maybe directed at cases she knew she could get away with whatever those might be), but the hospital is going to cast a wide net, so you got a shot while she was working, you get tested.
2009-07-09 07:36:13 PM  

6000 doses of Fenytal? No way would she get that without stealing. Assuming she would somehow go "legal" in the face of all the money she'd have to spend, as well as endangering her job (who wants a drug addict, even if "legal" as a Surgeon Tech??) is a stretch, but guessing in any direction is nothing more than a strawman, and worthless in an argument.

She didn't take 6000 doses of Fentanyl.

Do you have any realization of what an insanely large amount of drugs that is? KING KONG couldn't go through that amount of a drug that is 20X stronger than morphine.

What happened, was that they didn't know which of the patients may have been exposed, so they're testing all of them.
2009-07-09 07:43:10 PM  

pdkl95: It's amazing how farking ignorant people like you can be. Because she uses drugs, she must be a failure in life. "Winners don't use drugs" and all that. Except she's working as a surgery tech at a hospital. Last time I checked, that was a pretty decent-paying job. So while she's probably not rich, she's probably comfortably middle-class.

No. She's *stealing* drugs is where I think she's a failure at life. I know plenty of well off business people that pay good money to get their opiates and I have no problem with that.

And "comfortably middle-class" sure as hell isn't enough money for a class action lawsuit (look at what I replied to).
2009-07-09 07:47:34 PM  
2009-07-09 07:54:11 PM  
Since it was reported by Fox News don't they mean

"Surgery Tech with Hepatitis C (D)"
2009-07-09 08:04:35 PM  
These are the latest pictures from her MySpace page that are going around. They don't show up on her page currently, because her PhotoBucket account had a hernia.

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This one's linked due to fake gore (new window)
2009-07-09 08:07:31 PM  

TommyymmoT: These are the latest pictures from her MySpace page that are going around. They don't show up on her page currently, because her PhotoBucket account had a hernia.

This one's linked due to fake gore (new window)

Wow she even looks like a big bucket of Hep C.
2009-07-09 08:54:43 PM  
Stupid selfish evil skank biatch.

They should shove hooks through her cheeks and suspend her from the Empire State Building...her body weight would make for an excruciatingly painful life, or she could unhook herself and plummet to her death. Either way, justice served.
2009-07-09 09:18:13 PM  

Loreweaver: hej: The story is a bit light on details, so maybe I'm missing something here. How did she get people to inject patients with used needles? I thought items which were supposed to be sterile were kept sealed until use. Perhaps somebody 'in the field' can clarify for me.

Simple, she would have a saline-filled used syringe already in her pocket (or in another convenient spot), and would just swap it with the unused syringe immediately before administering the "medicine" to the patient.

Wow. ...and this is Fark. I give.

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2009-07-09 09:21:02 PM  
Ann Coulter?
2009-07-09 09:21:59 PM  
I'm a surgical tech and what this chick did is insane. This type of behavior not only put those patients at risk for Hep C from the syringes, but she also put them at risk for a nosocomial infection and possibly death. There is no way she had a proper sterile field maintained if she broke it to swap syringes-that is what can cause infections for the patient on the table. The anaesthesiologist comes into the or once the the surgical tech sets the room up for surgery, scrubs in, and then sets the instruments up. Usually the anaesthesiologist carries their medications/syringes with them in a locked box, that is only unlocked when they are preparing the medications for surgery and during surgery.
This is starting to get long winded, but does that answer the questions?
2009-07-09 09:39:01 PM  
bury this biatch out in the woods, up to her neck, pour honey all over her head. let the farking ants and bee's do her in
2009-07-09 09:59:23 PM  

pinual: My 6 year old nephew is getting tested tomorrow so I am not getting a kick out of your replies...

//so are his doctors

Well damn. I hope he's okay *hugs*
2009-07-09 10:21:57 PM  

wage0048: The penalty:

1 syringe filled with a culture of the Ebola virus
3 syringes contaminated with MRSA
4 syringes of sodium pentathol
1 syringe with a lethal dose of heroin
91 syringes filled with saline.

Put all 100 syringes in identical boxes, shuffle them around so that no one knows which syringe is contained in a given box. The offender is required to select one syringe daily until they die. If they refuse to select one, the jailer administers one at random.

you are one, unholy, sadistic asshole.

i'd like a copy of your newsletter please.
2009-07-09 10:24:38 PM  
They need some kind of security clearance or very rigorous background check for people that work in positions of trust. I also hold the hospital accountable for hiring that kind of slime.

I hope that offender gets a double-tap to the head. People who harm others like this should not be sharing the planet with us.
2009-07-09 10:27:39 PM  

redcliffe: Hep C is actually curable with the current drugs if treated early. There was a recent report released on it. Apparently it's just a different treatment plan than they used to use, but it completely eliminates the virus.

Depends on the genotype of the virus. Genome 1, most common in North America, only has a 15-25% cure rate after 18 months of interfuron (sp.) with a anti-retroviral. Some doctors won't jump to adding in the anti viral unless a past treatment has failed.

With early detection, say now, they could run I believe the PCR test to spot antibodies and start throwing doses of anti-virals around. It would suck for the patients but may save them 20 years from now.

And to pinual, even if you pick up Hep C at birth from a blood transfusion, you can have some beers in your twenties, get wasted a few times, and make it to at least 30 without any problems. Just a few needles, about a year or so, to make sure things are running alright. We'll keep fingers crossed that your family doesn't even have to think about that though.
2009-07-09 11:41:23 PM  
sboyle1020: What the HELL is wrong with people? How does this even cross someones mind?

I've taken the liberty of bolding and underlining your mistaken assumption.
2009-07-09 11:54:56 PM  
I'd say shoot her in the head with all speed, but I'm not sure there's an organ there to damage.
2009-07-10 12:24:12 AM  
I'd pump that sweet ass, she is hawt!
2009-07-10 12:26:53 AM  
And...the tv ads for lawyers have started.
2009-07-10 03:26:07 AM  

Walker: Scumbags like this should be skinned alive in public.

Who's gonna volunteer for that duty? You couldn't pay me enough to go near that diseased coont with anything sharp and pointy.
2009-07-10 05:46:19 AM  
here's her facebook.

great status quote:
Kristen Parker What goes around comes around!
February 12 at 8:32pm
2009-07-10 05:54:14 AM  
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/hot like the sting of a needle
2009-07-10 07:24:48 AM  

Unixfreak: What kind of evil, vengeful man could do something so horrible to people they didn't even know? What kind of cold, calculating guy could think of this and have it on his conscience?

the arrest of a surgery technician accused of swapping out her dirty syringes for ones filled with painkiller meant for patients.

oh, it was a chick. Makes more sense now.

Women tend to be allowed "Permanent Teenager" status in our society and that grace leaves them at a moral disadvantage most of their lives. Certainly they can mature and become adults with the mental abilities of adults, but many just remain spoiled little arrogant "Teen Brain" type girls for the rest of their horrible little destructive lives.

Most women that read FARK are getting oodles of years of wisdom from reading the life-failure examples of the news of current humanity in terms of both negative and positive examples. Unfortunately, there are those out there who read FARK daily and never mature no matter how many folks state "That person was CRAAAAAZY" and that is a horror in itself.
2009-07-10 07:42:58 AM  

Leashlaw: I'm guessing these were uncapped and used to draw up meds for use prior to surgery, and were therefore already "opened". The only way to tell really would be visible blood in the works. I feel really bad for the folks who had to endure procedures while improperly medicated since she replaced their drugs with saline.

You don't know the half of it.

Family Claims Wide-Awake Surgery Led to Minister's Suicide
Tuesday, April 10, 2007,2933,265001,00.html (pops)
Sizemore, a former coal miner and Baptist minister, was admitted to Raleigh General Hospital on Jan. 19, 2006, for surgery aimed at diagnosing the cause of abdominal pain, according to a lawsuit filed March 13 in Raleigh County Circuit Court.

An anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist who worked for Raleigh Anesthesia Associates gave Sizemore paralyzing drugs to prevent his muscles from jerking and twitching during the surgery, the complaint alleges. But it says they failed to give him general anesthesia to render him unconscious until 29 minutes into the procedure - 16 minutes after the first cut into his abdomen.

Sizemore was awake for the procedure, but couldn't speak or move. Worse, the complaint charges, Sizemore was never told that he hadn't been properly anesthetized, and was tormented by doubts about whether his memories were real.

The lawsuit, filed against Raleigh Anesthesia Associates by two of his daughters, goes on to say that in the two weeks after his surgery, Sizemore became a different person. He couldn't sleep, refused to be left alone, suffered nightmares and complained people were trying to bury him alive.

// Probably another junkie nurse was stealing the drugs when this happened too.
// Maybe not the anesthesiologist or the nurse (both equally logical suspects), but perhaps the meds were swapped out with saline by another person in the surgical supplies zone.

======== (pops)

Fentanyl (fentanyl citrate) - brand names include Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, and Sublimaze[2] - is a synthetic primary μ-opioid agonist commonly used to treat post-operative and chronic breakthrough pain. It is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine,[3] with 100 micrograms of Fentanyl equivalent to 10 mg of morphine and 75 mg of pethidine (meperidine) in analgesic activity.[4] It has an LD50 of 3.1 milligrams per kilogram in rats, 0.03 milligrams per kilogram in monkeys, and an undetermined milligrams per kilogram in humans.

Therapeutic use

Intravenous fentanyl is extensively used for anesthesia and analgesia, most often in operating rooms and intensive care units. It is often administered in combination with a benzodiazepine, such as midazolam, to produce procedural sedation for endoscopy, cardiac catheterization, oral surgery, etc.
Additionally, Fentanyl is often used in cancer therapy and other chronic pain management due to its effectiveness in relieving pain. There is no known opioid better than Fentanyl in reducing cancer pain, which makes it the first choice for use in cancer patients.

// [sarcasm] Such a lovely woman, so moral in mind and soul. [/sarcasm]

// Because there is nothing so wonderful as firstly being wide awake, but totally paralyzed while that knife slices your guts and THEN finding out later that amoral-sociopath pure-jackass junkie-nurse infected you with Hepatitis C (which destroys your liver) because she was shooting up with your surgical anesthesia medication for a no-cost high.

// She needs to be shot up with a surgical-level of Fentanyl then tossed into an industrial metal shredder or fed to piranhas. After all, if she cannot feel any pain during the horrible death, how can the punishment be "cruel or unusual"?
2009-07-10 08:10:59 AM  
Obviously, she is both sick and evil.
Just to answer the question of "what does the anesthesiologist do if his regular fentanyl is replaced with water?"

So, I've drawn up one syringe of fentanyl, and have more sealed in a box. I don't know it, but the syringe is water. So I've given a bit of it preoperatively. I probably don't know that it's water, because I've also given midazolam preoperatively, and the patient is a bit woozy (but less than they should be). I start getting the impression that the patient has a high tolerance.
I give most of the rest just before starting, and put the patient to sleep. When the surgeon starts cutting, the patient is asleep (and won't remember anything), but the blood pressure and heart rate go through the roof. I start to believe that the patient has an extremely high tolerance, give the rest of the fentanyl, open up more, and give a lot of that. Now I start seeing it affect the patient.
I now have an incorrect understanding of the patient's drug tolerance, and am giving higher doses than I would if I knew. If it's a long case, I'm probably assessing enough vital signs that the patient wakes up at a reasonable narcotic level - I just have no idea why the initial blood pressures were through the roof. The patient has no idea anything happened. If it's a short case, I may be too low (and have to give a lot of narcotics right after the case) or too high (and the patient takes a long time waking up).
At any rate: this is clearly extremely dangerous, but the patients probably wouldn't know anything (aside from the risk of Hep C, heart attack, stroke, etc). If it happened twice to the same doctor or nurse, they should probably start putting two and two together; the first time it happened they probably wouldn't realize what was causing the problem.
2009-07-10 08:52:20 AM  
No no no your doing it all wrong. Use a syringe full of spiders!
2009-07-10 12:27:01 PM  
God, what a scumbag. Keep your body fluids to yourself, you farking scumbag.
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