Siân, instructed by Emma Davies of the RCN, secured a finding of no impairment for a Registrant (R) at a Fitness to Practice hearing. The Registrant accepted the charges against her, which were found proved by admission. The charges related to a single shift during which she failed to conduct two hourly observations and failed to escalate the condition of Patient A who was suffering with sepsis, and performed an unprescribed procedure with incorrect equipment on Patient B.
The conduct was found to amount to misconduct, however the panel accepted R’s evidence and submissions on her behalf that her practice was no longer impaired due to her remorse, insight and subsequent training in the areas which had given rise to the regulatory concerns. They reached the conclusion that, the risk of repetition was low, and she should be permitted to continue practicing without restrictions.