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Woman allegedly dies of potassium overdose in hospital

An 83 year old woman allegedly died after her IV pump was set at double the required speed. The nurse only became aware of the error after the patient died. An autopsy showed she died from a heart attack induced by potassium overdose. The case is being investigated.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Canada Press

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About: Woman allegedly dies of potassium overdose in hospital

Date: 10 October 2004

Source: Canada Press

Author: Michelle Macafee

URL: http://www.canada.com/health/story.html?id=6c6d5a12-3d33-4c42-baa3-4826f0d25a9d

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