16 students from Indiana was taken to hospital on Monday after they mistakenly made insulin injections during a Mantoux test (test for tuberculosis) at a local high school.
Students McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology in Indianapolis was in the hospital after staff Community Health Network introduced them to “a small dose” of insulin. Just hospital there were 16 students, the school immediately informed his parents about it.
“They could die, my daughter could die. So Yes, I am very angry, told Fox29 Lucille Knowles, whose daughter was hospitalized for five hours after a medical error. – I just want to know how it happened. They had 16 children, and they realized that doing something just for the 16th child?!”.
When insulin is administered to the person, not suffering from diabetes, depending on the size of the dose in humans can occur hypoglycemia – a condition with abnormally low levels of blood sugar. This can cause sweating, nervousness, fainting, seizures, and in severe cases, fatal outcome.
A spokeswoman for the school district Given Altemeyer said they are conducting an internal investigation to determine how exactly it happened, and completely assured that this will never happen again.
On the website of the school district stated that they collaborate with Community Health Network for eight years.
According to doctor John Kunzer, injured students out of danger, most have been discharged.