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A 62 year old woman died after she suffered an acute anaphylactic reaction to an antibiotic that was incorrectly administered to her by a nurse. The medication was given as an infusion that had been prescribed for another patient. The nurse called for medical assistance after realizing her mistake, but staff could not resuscitate the woman. The nurse has been indefinitely suspended.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Haaretz.com
About: Wrong infusion causes woman’s death
Date: 23 October 2005
Author: Haaretz Service
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