By ZEINAB NAJM
HEIGHTS — The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended the registered nurse license of Rana Holman of Dearborn Heights for several possible violations, according to a Sept. 11 press release.
She worked at Fountain View Surgery Center in Southfield.
In formal terms, LARA stated that an order of summary suspension is a temporary measure to protect the public and not a final determination that a licensee has violated the public health code.
Also, the code provides for summary suspension of licenses when the public health, safety or welfare requires emergency action.
Holman’s suspension comes after she illegally attempted to obtain or possess a controlled substance or drug, the press release said.
LARA’s complaint also alleges, Holman diverted pre-filled syringes of hydromorphone and confessed to replacing the stolen syringes with syringes filled with ketorolac; she entered the facility’s medication room on days she was not scheduled to work and accessed the narcotics cabinet; on one occasion, facility staff observed surveillance footage of Holman placing a pre-filled hydromorphone syringe in her purse; facility staff inventoried its supply of pre-filled hydromorphone syringes and found that 23 syringes appeared to have been tampered with; and 16 patients received medication from the stock of syringes from which she had stolen. These patients complained of uncontrollable pain associated with their procedures.
LARA strives to protect patients from health care professionals who violate the law,” LARA Director Orlene Hawks said in the press release. “The license of this health professional was suspended to safeguard the public.”
For more information on filing a complaint against licensed health professionals who allegedly may be risking public health, safety or welfare, go to www.Michigan.gov/BPL or review the Citizen’s Guide to Filing a Complaint.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])