B.C. nurse suspended for unwittingly feeding resident

The nurse must also take remedial training in ethics, teamwork and drug administration.

The BC College of Nurses and Midwives has suspended a Vancouver nurse for twice unwittingly feeding a resident.

A notice on the college’s website shows that a consent agreement between the college and RN Pu Duan was approved on December 27.

The incidents, which occurred between August 2020 and February 2021, involve twice unwillingly feeding a resident, inappropriately assessing a resident, refusing to receive a verbal report, and leaving medication without surveillance in a staff room.

The notice said Duan had agreed to a limit on their practice, including a three-day suspension and a public reprimand.

The terms also include a ban on being a single nurse on duty for six months; remedial education in ethics, teamwork and drug administration; and developing a learning plan to share with the college and employer with six month practice supervision.

There will also be a consultation on regulatory practices to address the issues.

“The commission of inquiry is convinced that the conditions will protect the public,” said the opinion.

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