Two Medication Overdoses Reported at St. Lukes

Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that two patients at St. Luke’s had been overdosed with infusion pumps by nurses at the facility. These alleged overdoses come shortly after staff had been retrained because of an infusion pump overdose last fall.

St. Luke’s University Health Network has issued a statement saying that two patients did receive overdoses of medication. One of the patients experienced a critical drop in blood pressure and reportedly responded
to additional medication provided to combat the blood pressure drop. The other patient recovered from the medication mistake within a few hours, according to reports.

We wish everyone injured by these alleged medication errors a fast and complete recovery.