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POSTED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 1:55 PM

After 22 years of employment with a local hospital, Barbara LaPierre’s life changed dramatically one April night in 2010. While working in the psychiatry division of the emergency room, known as the “crisis center," LaPierre, R.N., B.S.N., endured a painful, violent injury that has required several surgeries and resulted in permanent disability and scarring.

“This male patient was not mine, " LaPierre exlains, "instead his nurse was busy caring for a true medical patient who required intubation and her full attention. I was asked by a physician to administer Haldol [used to treat psychotic disorders or severe behavioral problems such as explosive, aggressive behavior] since he was loud, screaming, and acting out."

About this blog
Lauren Auty, RN, BSN, MJ, has a nursing degree from Gwynedd-Mercy College and more than eight years' experience in emergency medicine, urgent-care and home-health settings. Born and raised in Feasterville, Bucks County, she earned a master's degree in journalism from Temple University. In 2008, she married a Philadelphia firefighter and together they have one son. And she would love to hear from you. Reach Lauren at zump911@yahoo.com.

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