Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

BC nurse suspended for failing to assess patient, falsifying documents

A registered BC nurse has been handed a five month suspension for reportedly failing to appropriately assess a patient, says a consent agreement posted at the end of January.

The consent agreement between the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and Edgardo Santiago of Victoria was approved on Jan. 31, 2023.

The agreement addresses “practice issues” that occurred in July 2020.

According to the agreement, the nurse reportedly failed to adequately assess the patient despite the patient having a “significant” medical history and current symptoms of concern.

<who> Photo Credit: 123rf

“He observed the patient, asked peers what they had observed, and reviewed the charting of previous shifts,” the agreement explains.

“Then, he falsified a medical record by documenting a fulsome assessment he had not completed.”

Santiago voluntarily agreed to the suspension.

During that time he will be required to complete remedial education on ethics and responsibility, medications, documentation, patient relations and critical thinking.

The agreement says he will be required to create a learning plan and meet with a BCCNM practice consultant.

In addition, once he returns to work, his first five assessments will be supervised. Santiago will be required to regularly meet with a supervisor for six months to go through the learning plan.

The inquiry committee was satisfied that the agreement will protect the public.



If you get value from KelownaNow and believe local independent media is important to our community we ask that you please consider subscribing to our daily newsletter.

If you appreciate what we do, we ask that you consider supporting our local independent news platform.


Send your comments, news tips, typos, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.



Weather
webcam icon

weather-icon
Sat
13℃

weather-icon
Sun
18℃

weather-icon
Mon
21℃

weather-icon
Tue
16℃

weather-icon
Wed
17℃

weather-icon
Thu
20℃

current feed webcam icon

Recent Livestream




Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our TikTok Feed Follow Our RSS Follow Our pinterest Feed
Follow Our Newsletter
Privacy Policy