Brickbat: A Regular Florence Nightingale


Patricia A. Waible, a nurse at the Bedford, Mass., Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was supposed to conduct hourly bed checks on her patients. Instead, she was playing video games the night Bill Nutter, a Vietnam War vet, died. A judge has sentenced Waible to one-year probation after she pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents investigating the death, telling them she had conducted the required bed checks.