Khal Pam 230 rewrite - Khalfani Leslie The Lethal injection policy was challenged in the Baze vs Reez case which addressed the protocol that is

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Khalfani Leslie The Lethal injection policy was challenged in the Baze vs Reez case which addressed the protocol that is associated with lethal injection in the state of Kentucky. More specifically, the position for the policy against the protocol focuses on the lack of the protocols’ guidelines to address the key steps in the drug administration process. The procedure for implementing the lethal injection involves three drugs. The first is sodium thiopental which is considered the critical drug in the process. The second and third drugs are pancuronium bromide, and potassium chloride. If the first drug, sodium thiopental, is not administered properly, then the effects of the other two drugs when added induce pain which may be considered cruel and inhumane (The Oyez Project, 2007). The argument against the policy addressed the problems with the drug protocol by referring to the history of cases that involved lethal injection and by explaining the importance of the drug administration process. The first drug, sodium thiopental is the drug that determines the effects of the other drugs. It is a barbiturate and its improper administration has given rise to challenges against the lethal injection process. The improper administration of sodium thiopental causes pancuruniom bromide to induce paralysis and suffocation. The addition of potassium chloride stops the heart but will inflict excruciating burning pain if the effects of sodium thiopental wear off too quickly or administered improperly. There has been a consistency with mal administration of the drugs in three drug
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2008 for the course PAM 2300 taught by Professor Avery,r. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Khal Pam 230 rewrite - Khalfani Leslie The Lethal injection policy was challenged in the Baze vs Reez case which addressed the protocol that is

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