Pair of Nurses Fired for Allegedly Taping Patient's Mouth Shut

December 29, 2011 Updated Dec 29, 2011 at 2:29 PM EDT

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Pair of Nurses Fired for Allegedly Taping Patient's Mouth Shut

December 29, 2011 Updated Dec 29, 2011 at 2:29 PM EDT

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a Utah hospital fired a pair of nurses earlier this month after they allegedly taped a patient's mouth shut to keep her teeth from chattering.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a statement released by Utah Valley Regional Medical Center said the allegations "go against our core values and poor treatment of any patient is not acceptable."

Read the Salt Lake Tribune story HERE.