Agency Nurse Struck Off Nmc Register After Neglecting Dying Patient
8th October 2013
An agency nurse has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register for clinical negligence towards a patient during the night shift.
Wolverhampton resident Divine Buta was annoyed at being woken up while working at Brownhills Nursing Home after a woman known as ‘Resident A’ vomited a coffee-ground coloured vomit, which indicated she could have had internal bleeding. She was clammy, floppy, her temperature was low and she had a weak pulse.
When another member of staff at the home asked whether or not she should call the emergency services, Mr Buta reportedly told them not to, saying that the day staff could deal with the problem in the morning.
When the day shift began on January 8th 2011, staff called an ambulance and the woman received emergency treatment.
The NMC’s Conduct and Competence Committee struck Mr Buta from the nursing register, describing his behaviour as ‘blasé’.
Mr Buta claimed he was unwell during the shift and had attempted to find a replacement nurse, but his agency said this was not true and that there were no records of this request.
While the medical negligence and misconduct only represents a single incident, the panel considered it to be a “particularly grave” case.
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