Friday, September 1, 2017

Utah Nurse Arrested Denying Officers Illegal Blood Draw


The entire 19 minute clip can be found HERE
"A nurse alleges she was assaulted and illegally arrested by a Salt Lake City police detective for following a hospital policy that does not allow blood draws from unconscious patients. Footage from University Hospital and officer body cameras shows Detective Jeff Payne insisting to nurse Alex Wubbels that he be allowed to get a blood sample from a patient in the burn unit who had been injured in a July 26,2017 collision in northern Utah that left another driver dead.

Wubbels responded that blood cannot be taken from an unconscious patient unless the patient is under arrest, there is a warrant allowing the draw or the patient consents. The detective acknowledges that none of those requirements is in place but insists he has the authority to obtain the draw."

Talk about damned if you do. Damned if you don't
In my opinion. If the nurse complied she could be held legally accountable in a future lawsuit by the patient. Possibly resulting in the loss of her job... maybe her license as well.

If you check out the entire video with the link I've provided you will hear one of the cops talking to her cuffed in the police car. He asked her if they took blood when the patient first arrived. She said yeah of course, that's what we do. The cop then said if he knew that he could have gotten a warrant for it. Well maybe he should have thought about that before he assaulted her. Before he opened himself up to a lawsuit and the entire instance went viral. Not smart.

I don't know all the things their teaching cops these days, but patience isn't one of them!

1 comment:

  1. This is totally disgusting. She is going to be a wealthy women.


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