On March 9, 2021, a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Peter Jungwirth of Kelowna, B.C., to remediate practice issues that occurred in June of 2020 when he restrained a patient with a traumatic brain injury during a Code White. Mr. Jungwirth placed his hand on the patient's chest as the patient was attempting to leave the room which provoked the patient and escalated the situation. The Registrant's colleagues witnessed the incident and shouted at Mr. Jungwirth to release the patient. Mr. Jungwirth released the patient. Further, and on one occasion, Mr. Jungwirth practiced outside his role by disconnecting a patient's IV tubing following the completion of a blood transfusion and flushing the saline lock with normal saline.
The Former Registrant has voluntarily agreed to a reprimand for the conduct, and terms equivalent to limits and conditions on practice, should they apply for reinstatement in the future. Specifically, prior to returning to nursing practice, the Former Registrant agrees to a one month suspension for the conduct, and to complete remedial education related to ethics, collaborative practice, violence prevention and de-escalation techniques. The Former Registrant also agreed to complete a Regulatory Practice Consultation program and to develop and complete a learning plan.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.