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Patient dies after receiving dose of antibiotic

Patient dies after receiving dose of antibiotic

The death of a woman occurred on Wednesday (29) after the application of a dose of the antibiotic benzetacil has been investigated by the Health Department of the Federal District. The drug would have been applied by a nursing technique in a rented house in São Sebastião. The information is from the G1 site.

The Family Health Strategy (FHS) attends the site. According to the officials, the space does not have enough structure to perform resuscitation.

According to the publication, the patient suffered from rheumatic fever and, because of the disease, had manifested heart problems. Rheumatic fever, also called infectious rheumatism, is an inflammatory disease that develops after a previous infection caused by the streptococcus bacteria.

The treatment for this type of health condition is to destroy any remaining trace of streptococcus bacteria in the body. Benzathine penicillin has this goal.

According to the publication, the patient was operated on this year for the replacement of a valve and, during the procedure, had a cardiac arrest. The patient had previously used benzathine penicillin, but had a cardiorespiratory arrest.

The cause of the patient's death is still unknown.

In a press release, the Union of Technical Nursing Assistants who had already foreseen that this could happen, since the technicians would be obliged to apply this medication to the patients without the presence of doctors in the team? Sindate said in a note that had advised professionals to refuse to apply the medication , because if a patient had a reaction to the medication and died, a life could be lost and the professionals could have problems, since the São Sebastião Family Health Strategy does not have a structure to deal with emergencies.

In response, the Health Department said that all teams have doctors, nurses, nursing technicians and community agents. He also said that the medical team tried to revive the patient.

The agency took the position that this episode is an attempt of disinformation by corporate interests against the adoption of a model of care in Primary Care.


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