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March 6, 2010

Police: Patient high on mushrooms stabs NY nurse

Filed under: Nursing — Shirley @ 11:49 pm
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While we are on the topic of violence against nurses, here is another article that articulates the dangers nurses face each and every day.  This nurse had no reason to believe that he would be injured at work when he left to start his shift.  Why is it seemingly okay that such a thing could and did happen to a person while working?

Let me know what your thoughts are on this topic, won’t you?  I really am interested in what you have to say.

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Authorities say an 18-year-old patient high on psychedelic mushrooms stabbed a nurse in the chest with a pocket knife during an examination at a central New York hospital.

The Associated Press

CORTLAND, N.Y. —Authorities say an 18-year-old patient high on psychedelic mushrooms stabbed a nurse in the chest with a pocket knife during an examination at a central New York hospital.

Alex Stephens of Freeville was charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon after the incident at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cortland Regional Medical Center. He was arraigned in Cortland City Court and jailed without bail.

Police say the 53-year-old male nurse is in guarded condition with internal bleeding.

Police say Stephens had ingested hallucinogenic psilocybin (sy-luh-SY’-buhn) mushrooms while visiting friends at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Authorities did not know whether Stephens had a lawyer.

Here’s the link to the original article

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