The state Board of Examiners for Nursing has suspended the licenses of two nurses and revoked the licenses of two others.
Meeting July 18 in Hartford, the board revoked the licensed practical nurse license of Frances Pisaturo of East Haven. It had suspended her license in November, saying that while working at PSA Healthcare in Stratford this year, she used marijuana to excess and posed a danger to the public, state records show. The charges were deemed admitted at a hearing in April because Pisaturo did not attend it, records show.
The board also revoked the LPN license of Shannon Eustace of Wolcott, who state records show was accused of using alcohol, cocaine and Ativan to excess in 2017 and having an emotional disorder or mental illness that affects her ability to practice safely. The board had suspended her license in March and when she did not attend a hearing in April, the charges were deemed admitted, records show.
The board also suspended the license of Ashley Dizney, an APRN and registered nurse from Southington, who tested positive for an opioid painkiller in May, state records show. Dizney did not have a valid prescription for the Oxymorphone and her use of it while practicing poses a danger to the public, records show.
In 2017, her licenses were placed on probation for four years and she paid a $1,000 fine for abusing Fentanyl to excess, state records show. In January, 2017, she stole Fentanyl patches from patients in nursing homes in Torrington and Waterbury while working for Connecticut Mental Health Specialists of Farmington, records show.
The board also suspended the RN license of Laura Kisatsky of Cornwall, saying her use of morphine to excess this year while practicing poses a danger to the public, records show. In 2005, Kisatsky had voluntarily surrendered her license after admitting stealing controlled substances while working as a nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital, records show. Her license was reinstated in 2017 and placed on probation for four years. During the probation, she is subject to random drug tests.
The board dropped the charges against Linda S. Greenhill, an RN from Ansonia, because she has voluntarily surrendered her license. Last month, the board suspended her license, saying her practice posed a danger to the public because she had been accused of abusing morphine, Demerol and Dilaudid to excess from April 2017 to March 2018 while working at Griffin Hospital in Derby, records show. She had also been accused of stealing drugs from the hospital, records show.