Five nurses allowed to keep practicing after being accused of unsafe practice

  • Updated: October 5, 2013 - 10:07 PM

These five nurses are allowed to practice after board discipline:


Miski Ali

Ali went to a patient’s home in 2011 and changed his catheter, stayed with him for about two hours and left. About six hours later, the patient was taken to the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center. He was found covered in rodent and human feces. He died two days later. The Minnesota Department of Health found Ali was responsible for neglecting a vulnerable adult.

Board actions: Must be supervised in home care settings, one-on-one consultation, board must approve new employment, file report to board.


Laurie Neumann

While working for Trevilla of Golden Valley nursing home in 2005, Neumann was determined to have neglected a vulnerable adult after a 57-year-old in her care suffocated and died after not getting enough oxygen. She was later fired from a Buffalo facility for what the board termed “practice issues,” and in 2008 she was suspended from an Annandale facility for “medication administration deficiencies.” The next year, she was fired after she was supposed to provide oxygen to a resident, but his air rate continued to drop because the tank was empty.

Board actions: Must be supervised by another nurse, complete continuing education, file reports to board.


Heather Mewhorter

While working at an Anoka facility, she had multiple medication and transcription errors from 2004 to 2007, including giving Haldol to a patient who was allergic to the medication. She was suspended from work in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for medication errors. She continued to make medication errors in 2011 and was fired.

Board actions: Continuing education, one-on-one consultation, file report to board.


Linda Seha

She lost three jobs at Owatonna facilities from 2010 to 2012 after numerous practice problems, including incorrectly administering medications, failing to flush a resident’s catheter and making a mistake that resulted in a resident receiving double doses of chemotherapy. In July 2012, she answered “no” on a license renewal application asking whether she had been terminated from a nursing job in the past five years.

Board actions: Continuing education, must be directly supervised and cannot work as a manager, file reports to board.


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