Indiana Nurse Allegedly Removed COVID-19 Patient’s Oxygen
A southern Indiana nurture has been accused of rehearsing medication without a permit for supposedly eliminating a nursing home occupant’s breathing device hours before he kicked the bucket from COVID-19 a year ago.
Connie Sneed, 52, was accused Thursday of the lawful offense, which in Indiana conveys an expected punishment of one to six years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
Specialists started examining the man’s April 2020 passing at a nursing home in Clarksville, Indiana, subsequent to discovering that Sneed wrote in an online media post that she had inquired as to whether he needed her to eliminate his breathing apparatus so he could “fly with the holy messengers.”
In that Facebook post, Sneed called her supposed activities, “the hardest thing I’ve at any point done in 28 years,” as indicated by an examination report from the Indiana Department of Health.
The man, who was an inhabitant at Wedgewood Healthcare Center, had been battling following quite a while of forceful oxygen treatment for COVID-19, as per specialists. Sneed wrote in her Facebook post that she saw him more than once attempt to remove his breathing apparatus when she moved toward him and inquired as to whether he needed her to eliminate it, as per the report.
“I inquired as to whether he’s drained he said yes I said do you need me to take this off for you and let you proceed to fly with the holy messengers and he said yes,” she composed. “I took everything off for him I went in the foyer and cried and I let him go he died 1 hour and 45 minutes after I left.”
The man got no extra treatment and passed on almost eight hours after the fact, the report states.
Reached by phone on Friday morning, Sneed revealed to The Indianapolis Star, “I have no remark.” She said she has a lawyer however would not give a name. Online court records don’t list a lawyer addressing her.
Sneed is an authorized useful medical caretaker with a functioning permit, as per the state’s web based permitting information base.
In a May 2020 meeting with state auditors, Sneed affirmed that she had taken out the man’s oxygen. She said she’d had a “awful” week and was really focusing on in excess of 40 COVID-19 patients at the nursing home when she neglected to tell the inhabitant’s doctor of the man’s decrease.
Sneed likewise told reviewers that the man’s girl had advised her “on the off chance that it was her dad’s desires she could eliminate the veil.”