Three Nurses Unknowingly Exposed to Drugs in Massillon Hospital


Michaela Madison Reporting

(August 11th) Massillon, Ohio – Police are investigating after three nurses working midnights at Massillon Hospital have to be treated for drug overdoses after unknowingly coming into contact with a substance.

Massillon Police Detective, Shaun Dadisman explained tests are still being conducted to determine what the substance the Affinity Medical Nurses were exposed to.

“It might be fentanyl, could be car-fentanyl or event potentially still heroin. In the ER room, there was an individual that was in the room. She’d gotten some treatment and was later released. They were just going in, again, just to clean up the room and that’s when three of the nurses essentially became infected, potentially by an airborne substance.”

Dadisman confirmed the nurses were given an unknown number of doses of Narcan.

“Suspects slash victims go directly into the hospital and they’re being treated with those nurses not knowing essentially what’s on them or what they have done. They’re kind of blind at first as professionals, they end up becoming part of the situation.”

The detective noted they are working now to find the woman that was treated in the ER in order to piece together what happened.

He added this is just another example that proves how dangerous the opioid endemic really is.

The nurses are reportedly doing well.

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