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Nurse In Brewster Failed To Give Crucial Medicine To Patients, AG Says

Stacy E. McAdams, 47
Stacy E. McAdams, 47 Photo Credit: New York Attorney General's Office

A nurse from Pawling was arrested for failing to administer prescribed medications to three patients at a Putnam County nursing home, according to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

Stacy E. McAdams, 47, a licensed practical nurse formerly employed by Putnam Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, was charged Thursday with three counts of felony endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and three counts of felony falsifying business records, Schneiderman said.

A felony complaint filed by Schneiderman's office in the Town of Southeast, says McAdams failed to administer anti-seizure medication to a resident with a history of seizures, anticoagulant medication to a resident at risk for blood clots, and blood pressure and heart medication to a resident with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease between June 10 and June 14.

The complaint also said that McAdams made entries into each of the residents’ medical records, falsely indicating that she administered the medication.

“Nurses have a fundamental duty to properly administer essential medications to residents in their care and to truthfully record the circumstances,” said Schneiderman. “Neglecting care for our most vulnerable citizens will not be tolerated by my office.”

McAdams, who pleaded not guilty, was arraigned before Southeast Town Justice Gregory L. Folchetti and was released on her own recognizance.

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