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Published April 28, 2012, 04:01 PM

2 Minnesota Nurses Fired for Faking Nursing-Home Tests

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Two nurses at a Duluth nursing home have been fired for allegedly skipping blood-sugar tests for seven residents, and instead reporting their insulin levels using fabricated numbers.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Two nurses at a Duluth nursing home have been fired for allegedly skipping blood-sugar tests for seven residents, and instead reporting their insulin levels using fabricated numbers.

The state Department of Health says the faked numbers were later used as the basis to give or deny insulin to the residents.

A Duluth News Tribune report (http://bit.ly/Ji4lT2 ) Saturday says the alleged actions occurred last year at Cook Nursing Home.

Cook Hospital administrator Allen Vogt says none of the residents was harmed as a result of the fraudulent reports.

The investigation began after one resident told staff she couldn't remember having her blood sugar checked or receiving insulin the evening before. The investigation led to the two nurses, whose names haven't been released.

Vogt says no criminal charges were filed.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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