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Trial date set for former Vanderbilt nurse accused of administering patient fatal dose – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-05-27 11:35:06 –

Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) — A trial date has been set for a former nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who was accused of administering the wrong lethal dose of a drug to a patient.

At a court hearing Thursday morning, RaDonda Vaught’s jury trial was scheduled for March 21, 2022, said the Davidson District Attorney’s Office.

RaDonda Vaught (Courtesy of Metro Nashville Police Department)

Vaught faces more than 10 years in prison for reckless murder Abuse of an adult with a disability due to a fatal medical malpractice in December 2017.

According to court documents, Shirley Murphy was killed with a fatal amount of the wrong drug while waiting for a standard PET scan at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Vaught was asked to give Murphey a sedative to make her more comfortableAccording to the investigator.

Instead of the sedative Versed, ordered by Murphy’s doctor, Vort reportedly chose the paralyzing drug Vecuronium.

Murphy died within 20 minutes, according to investigators.

TBI report states that Vaught failed to catch many warning signs From the time she got the medicine to the time she gave it to Murphy.

The report reveals that Vaught is familiar with Versed and has given it to patients before, and the procedure for administering vecuronium is very different.

The TBI explained that Vaught should be with Murphey after giving the drug and she would have noticed the symptoms of paralysis within minutes.

Vaught was arrested more than a year later in February 2019 and later released on a $ 50,000 bond.

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