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Why Nurses Are Outraged Over Violent Arrest Of A Utah Nurse Defending Her Patient

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Friday, September 1, 2017

I woke up this morning to a disturbing and saddening video of Salt Lake City Nurse, Alex Wubbels, being dragged out of her hospital and into a police car. Why was this Utah nurse arrested? What did she do? Her job.

Utah Nurse Arrested

Utah Nurse Arrested While Defending Her Patient

In the below video, you can clearly see that Alex was politely explaining the hospital policy to the police officer. The police officer wanted a blood sample from the patient, and Alex explained to him that she could not do that because the patient was unconscious. According to that hospital’s policy, the police either needed a warrant, consent from the unconscious patient, or the patient needed to be under arrest before the blood sample could be drawn.

“I’m just trying to do what I’m supposed to do,” Alex said.

The officer pushed harder.

Alex’s supervisor on the phone then said, “Sir, you’re making a huge mistake because you’re threatening a nurse.”

A huge mistake indeed.

The officer then placed her under arrest and violently drug her out of the hospital. Please watch for yourself.

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  • Janet Saturday, 02 September 2017

    The Salt Lake PD department of internal affairs has set up an alternative phone line to handle the number of calls they are getting in support of Nurse Alex Wubbels. That number is 801-799-4420. Also call Senator Orrin Hatch at 202-224-5251. Please make a call now in support of Alex Wubbels RN, and the need for Violence Against Healthcare Professionals to be a FELONY in ALL 50 STATES, Puerto Rico, and District of Columbia. Please copy and share.

    From the Truth about Nursing Facebook Post

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