Saturday, November 12, 2005

Now How Weird Is This??

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - A West Virginia woman was convicted of neglect after she admitted removing a nursing home patient's time-release pain patch and sucking out the medication, the attorney general's office said Thursday. Megan Oglesbee, 21, of Keyser, W.Va., pleaded guilty Thursday in Allegany County District Court to one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult.

Judge Noel Spence sentenced Oglesbee to 18 months in jail, all suspended, and placed her on three years supervised probation. Oglesbee will be required to complete substance abuse treatment, submit to drug testing and is barred from caring for vulnerable adults.

Oglesbee was fined $1,000, which was also suspended, and ordered to pay $57.50 in court costs.
According to the attorney general's office, Oglesbee was working as a nursing assistant at Moran Manor Nursing Home in Westernport on Oct. 15, 2004. A patient in her care had been prescribed a 72-hour transdermal pain patch. The day after the patch was applied, Oglesbee removed it, stuck a pin in the patch and sucked out the medication, authorities said.

Oglesbee then asked another nursing assistant to help her reapply the patch to the patient. The second assistant became suspicious, and Oglesbee admitted removing the patch, officials said.

(AP-CS-11-10-05 2059EST)

3 Comments:

At Sat Nov 12, 01:43:00 PM MST, Blogger ABFreedom said...

That is weird, she could have at least used a straw.. you know how many germs that ederly person could have got.

 
At Sun Nov 13, 01:23:00 AM MST, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

In the early eighties, one fellow who worked for me [Furniture moving business], had a gal friend who worked as assistant nurse in a senior's home.

I learned, over time that this mover, always reliable, always good on the job, fooled around with coloured pills.

Also learned something about how a nursing home could be a great source for coloured pills.

Funny how people can reveal all when in a heated argument.

I think the Doc and / or nurse should visit senior homes and all drugs should be in the medical bag. Otherwise.... TG

 
At Sun Nov 13, 05:57:00 PM MST, Blogger Rebekah said...

Just wanted to let you know: my blog readers and I have come to a decision - our counter to the Liberal movement to "wear black" and "wear red" on Fridays "until our troops come home", will be "Operation Green shirt/ Yellow ribbon".

On Fridays, to show our support for the troops AND their mission, we will wear green, and to show our hope for them to come home safe, soon, and victorious, we will also wear a yellow ribbon on our lapel or around our wrists.(pictures at my site soon) Please spread the word any way you can! Thanks in advance.

 

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