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Medication error kills nursing home resident

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A nursing home resident at the Lake Ridge nursing home in Buffalo, Minnesota recently passed away after staff at the home failed to give her one of her medications for 8 days in a row.

The woman entered the home in January 2010 with congestive heart failure and low potassium.  Doctors had prescribed the woman three two-tablet doses of potassium pills a day.  During her stay at the home, nursing home staff forgot to give her the medication for 8 days in a row for a total of 26 missed doses.

On January 23rd, the resident was found unresponsive and was taken to a hospital emergency room.  There, doctors found she had extremeley low levels of potassium.  She passed away later that afternoon.

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