On December 20, 2021 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between BCCNM and Heather Hale of Duncan, to address practice issues that occurred between August 4, 2020 and August 27, 2020, related to the Registrant's failure to review a patient's ultrasound report that confirmed a deep vein thrombosis and escalate care in a timely manner, failure to appropriately assess and document vital signs on an unstable patient with an acute pulmonary embolus, failure to administer medication as ordered, and initiating an IV infusion without a physician's order.
The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and/or condition on their practice, including:
A suspension of their nursing registration for one month;
A limit prohibiting them from working as the sole nurse on duty for their unit, working as the RN in Charge of their unit, and providing regulatory supervision for nursing students, for 24 months;
Remedial education in documentation and critical thinking;
Indirect supervision of their nursing practice for six months;
To develop and complete a Learning Plan which will be shared with their employer, their indirect supervisor(s), and with BCCNM.
The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.