Nurse charged with killing 2 patients has license suspended indefinitely

A Pennsylvania nurse accused of killing two patients had her nursing license suspended indefinitely by the state, Trib Live reported July 27.

Heather Pressdee, 40, was charged with giving lethal doses of insulin to three patients, two of whom are not diabetic, at a skilled nursing facility in Chicora, Pa., in 2022. A 55-year-old man died Dec. 4, an 83-year-old man died Dec. 25 and a 73-year-old man was hospitalized Aug. 31 after seizing. She was charged May 24 with two counts of homicide, one count of attempted murder, three counts of neglect of a care-dependent person, three counts of reckless endangerment and one count of aggravated assault.

Pennsylvania's Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs sought the suspension of her registered nurse license, and Ms. Pressdee agreed to it but did not admit guilt. The State Board of Nursing approved the suspension on July 20, nearly two months after she was arrested.

The state said that Ms. Pressdee is "an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety."

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