The allegations stem from two incidents. In one, a licensed practical nurse failed to provide care to a tracheostomy patient. She refused to suction the man, and would not allow him to call his mother. Suctioning is a normal and expected procedure for these patients, and is performed to help the patient breathe. In the end the patient was able to contact a friend through Facebook, indicating that he did not feel safe in the care of the nurse in question. While the supervising nurse ultimately did suction the patient, she did not reprimand the nurse ￼in question.