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MedPage TodayNurse Stands Trial for Deadly Medical Error

Nurses and the American Nurses Association (ANA) worry the conviction of RaDonda Vaught could set precedent as the profession struggles with burnout and exhaustion due to COVID-19. In 2019, Vaught, 38, was charged with reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse after she allegedly gave a patient a paralytic instead of a sedative ahead of a PET scan.

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