Archive: May, 2012
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."