Colorado Nurse Facing Drug Charges Had Needle In Bag

March 22, 2016

A needle and syringe were in the bag of a nurse facing drug charges in Colorado, according to her suspension order from the state nursing board.

Monday's order also said St. Anthony Summit Medical Center moved quickly, conducting an audit immediately after four empty syringe devices were found in the women's locker room on Jan. 15. The audit revealed that nurse Kimberly Jeanne Burgans was requesting substantially more painkillers than her colleagues. A chart review showed she had claimed to be administering more of the drugs than patients appeared to need.

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