Nurse ‘wrote a dead patient was sleeping’

Nurse ‘wrote a dead patient was sleeping’

Nurse ‘wrote a dead patient was sleeping’

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A NURSE faces being struck off if a raft of allegations are found to be true, including that she fell asleep during a meeting with a terminally- ill patient’s relatives and recorded a patient as sleeping when they had died.

Abosede Sanusi was a band 5 adult nurse at Southend Hospital, when she allegedlymade a string of mistakes in recording information and treating patients.

She is due to face a hearing in front of the Nursing and Midwifery Council next month, who will consider whether she is still fit to practise.

The claims amount to 15 mistakes made in a three-month period between February 13, 2012, and May 18, 2012.

On May 11, 2012, Sanusi was discussing the care of a terminally-ill patient, known as Patient B, with their relatives and allegedly fell asleep on one or more occasions.

On the same day she recorded Patient C was sleeping on two occasions when they had actually died it is claimed. She allegedly crossed out entries written at 1pm and 2pm and instead wrote RIP next to 1pm. The NMC claims it was dishonest and she was also inappropriate by raising her voice in front of patients, visitors and staff when discussing the death.

Other charges allege she tried to administer oral medication to a diabetic patient who was nil-by-mouth, didn’t record all health problems of another patient, and failed a medication assessment on two occasions.

When handing over the case of a patient, Sanusi allegedly said they were ready to be discharged when it wasn’t the case. Another patient, known as Patient A, needed help from two nurses to get up, but Sanusi allegedly wrote that the patient needed two walking sticks.

Sanusi has since left Southend Hospital, although a spokesman at the hospital wouldn’t confirm if she was sacked or had resigned.

The spokesman added: “All we can confirm is that the nurse is no longer employed by the trust and that we are unable to comment further prior to the hearing.”

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11:50am Mon 25 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Abosede Sanusi.

Disgraceful.
Abosede Sanusi. Disgraceful. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 27

11:55am Mon 25 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

Out of interest if someone gets into this country on the basis they are a doctor or a nurse and are then struck off do we allow them to stay? Not that we know this to be the case with the above mentioned person.
Out of interest if someone gets into this country on the basis they are a doctor or a nurse and are then struck off do we allow them to stay? Not that we know this to be the case with the above mentioned person. RuleBritania
  • Score: 38

12:17pm Mon 25 Aug 14

wobblybob says...

Nurses are treated & paid very badly in this country. Many UK trained nurses, once trained, go abroad for better pay & conditions. Then we have to import poorly trained replacements. Make it a decently paid job in the first place & we will retain UK trained staff.
Nurses are treated & paid very badly in this country. Many UK trained nurses, once trained, go abroad for better pay & conditions. Then we have to import poorly trained replacements. Make it a decently paid job in the first place & we will retain UK trained staff. wobblybob
  • Score: 35

12:30pm Mon 25 Aug 14

EssexVicky says...

RuleBritania wrote:
Out of interest if someone gets into this country on the basis they are a doctor or a nurse and are then struck off do we allow them to stay? Not that we know this to be the case with the above mentioned person.
As a band 5 nurse at a busy university hospital it is highly likely she trained in the UK. By 2012, both aru and Essex were graduating students who would have done placements at Southend And I know through my employment that there is very healthy competition for band 5 jobs- begs the question of how she got the job in the first place!!
[quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: Out of interest if someone gets into this country on the basis they are a doctor or a nurse and are then struck off do we allow them to stay? Not that we know this to be the case with the above mentioned person.[/p][/quote]As a band 5 nurse at a busy university hospital it is highly likely she trained in the UK. By 2012, both aru and Essex were graduating students who would have done placements at Southend And I know through my employment that there is very healthy competition for band 5 jobs- begs the question of how she got the job in the first place!! EssexVicky
  • Score: 28

12:40pm Mon 25 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

wobblybob wrote:
Nurses are treated & paid very badly in this country. Many UK trained nurses, once trained, go abroad for better pay & conditions. Then we have to import poorly trained replacements. Make it a decently paid job in the first place & we will retain UK trained staff.
So are patients treated badly. There must be an entrants exam and the nurse in question should have been monitored on more than one occassion. Strike her off and discipline her managers.
[quote][p][bold]wobblybob[/bold] wrote: Nurses are treated & paid very badly in this country. Many UK trained nurses, once trained, go abroad for better pay & conditions. Then we have to import poorly trained replacements. Make it a decently paid job in the first place & we will retain UK trained staff.[/p][/quote]So are patients treated badly. There must be an entrants exam and the nurse in question should have been monitored on more than one occassion. Strike her off and discipline her managers. CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 25

1:46pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Southend Hospital ........
Southend Hospital ........ Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 9

2:01pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Nelly99 says...

It's an easy mistake to make. Just the other day I thought I was dead but turns out I was only asleep!
It's an easy mistake to make. Just the other day I thought I was dead but turns out I was only asleep! Nelly99
  • Score: 9

2:15pm Mon 25 Aug 14

maddriver says...

wobblybob wrote:
Nurses are treated & paid very badly in this country. Many UK trained nurses, once trained, go abroad for better pay & conditions. Then we have to import poorly trained replacements. Make it a decently paid job in the first place & we will retain UK trained staff.
There is no suggestion that she was non-UK trained, nor that she was an immigrant.
[quote][p][bold]wobblybob[/bold] wrote: Nurses are treated & paid very badly in this country. Many UK trained nurses, once trained, go abroad for better pay & conditions. Then we have to import poorly trained replacements. Make it a decently paid job in the first place & we will retain UK trained staff.[/p][/quote]There is no suggestion that she was non-UK trained, nor that she was an immigrant. maddriver
  • Score: -8

3:04pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Madmumma says...

No surprise there Southend. ...
No surprise there Southend. ... Madmumma
  • Score: 10

3:20pm Mon 25 Aug 14

stopmoaning1 says...

.......and failed a medication assessment on two occasions.
Apart from the other issues, why was she allowed to continue once she reached this point? Raises the question of how poorly managed the nurses are as well.
.......and failed a medication assessment on two occasions. Apart from the other issues, why was she allowed to continue once she reached this point? Raises the question of how poorly managed the nurses are as well. stopmoaning1
  • Score: 29

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