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Nurse kills 80-year-old patient by accidentally injecting coffee into patient’s vein.

nurseA 23-year-old nurse purportedly injected coffee and milk into the veins of an 80-year-old patient at a clinic in Rio de Janeiro.
 
The elderly woman dies after the student nurse injected the substance inside her vein. Though the nurse claimed it was a mistake and later defended herself in a television interview and said “anyone can get confused.”
 
The nurse had only three days experience and was still under training when the incident happened. The patient died few hours after the fluid was injected in her body.
 
According to Medical Daily Report, the nursing student told the media that she had not been trained in the procedure of administering the IV feed and she knew she was actually taking a risk.
 
“As the feed and blood drips were next to each other, anyone can get confused. I injected the coffee and I putted it in the wrong place.” Telles told Brazilian TV Globo’s Fantastico.
 

The nurse has been indicated for manslaughter along with another professional nurse who was on duty at that time. The milky coffee apparently travelled straight into the patient’s heart after she was injected with it.

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