Monday, July 20, 2015

Nurse Charged for Giving nursing home patient morphine

A nurse who authorities said gave a patient morphine instead of a prescribed muscle relaxant in an Island Park nursing home in February 2012 -- and then tried to cover it up -- has been indicted on felony endangerment charges, officials said.

Vicki Price, 46, of Freeport, a licensed practical nurse who worked at the Bayview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Long Beach Road, was arraigned Wednesday on the indictment charging her with second-degree endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled person, one count of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, willful violation of the public health laws and first-degree falsifying business records....

Nurse faces trial in case of nursing home patient given morphine instead of muscle relaxant - Newsday: