Alex Wubbels

American Nurse & Former Olympian

Alex Wubbels, RN | University Hospital Nurse & former Olympian
Alex Wubbels | Featured in the news
Alex Wubbels | Featured in the news


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2017 University of Utah Hospital incident

On July 26, 2017, Jeff Payne, a detective for the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD), arrested nurse Alex Wubbels at the University of Utah Hospital after she refused to draw blood from an unconscious patient. Footage of the incident released on August 31, 2017 went viral online. The SLCPD announced policy changes which would affect how police should handle situations involving drawing blood, and the hospital announced it would also change its police protocol to avoid repeating the incident. Utah lawmakers made a bill to amend the blood draw policy of Utah law enforcement, which Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law on March 15, 2018.…

By: Wikipedia


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WATCH: Nurse Roughly Arrested For Following Hospital Protocol, Body Camera Shows

Nurse Alex Wubbels (right) displays video frame grabs of herself being taken into custody while her attorney, Karra Porter, looks on during an interview Friday. Wubbels was arrested after she told a police detective it was against hospital policy to conduct a blood draw from an unconscious patient without a warrant.

By: Rick Bowmer/AP


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Former Officer Who Wrongfully Arrested Nurse Wubbles Says He Isn’t Sorry and Plans to Sue

Jeff Payne, the police officer who forcibly arrested Alex Wubbels, a nurse at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, and was later fired for his actions, is speaking out.

And his message? He did nothing wrong.

By: Chaunie Brusie


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Utah Nurse Arrested For Doing Her Job Reaches $500,000 Settlement

Alex Wubbels, the nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient, has settled with Salt Lake City and the University of Utah for $500,000. Wubbels is shown here during an interview in September.

By: Rick Bowmer/AP


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Ex-Salt Lake City Officer Who Arrested Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Over Blood Draw Says In Lawsuit He Was Made The ‘Fall Guy’

The Salt Lake City police officer who was fired after handcuffing a nurse who tried to stop him from performing a blood draw on a patient without a warrant is suing his former employer and the city.

By: Paighten Harkins


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