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Schneider, Maria, RN

Consent agreement

Dec 13, 2022

On December 13, 2022 a panel of the Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement between ​​BCCNM and Maria Schneider of Kamloops, B.C., to address practice issues that occurred from May to December 2021 related to medication administration, documentation, patient assessment, management of unstable patient, and effective communication within the healthcare team.

The Registrant has voluntarily agreed to terms equivalent to a limit and/or condition on their practice, inc​luding: 

  1. A suspension of their nursing registration for 3 weeks and a reprimand for not adhering to pro​per medication checks when reloading an incorrect medication into an epidural PCA pump, not adhering to regularly ordered blood sugar checks, and administering a medication through an incorrect route via nebulizer that was ordered for intra-pleural physician administration. The suspension is considered already served in recognition of the Registrant voluntarily converting to non-practising registration during investigation as requested.

  2. A limit of 12 months​ prohibiting them from multiple employers, working in a speciality or high acuity area, being the sole RN on duty, assuming leadership or charge role duties, working overtime, or supervision of students or staff.

  3. Remedial educ​​ation in safe medication administration, nursing ethics, and critical thinking.

  4. Supervision of their nursing​ practice for 12 months.

  5. Development of a learning plan which will be shared with their employer and w​ith BCCNM.

The Inquiry Comm​ittee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public.

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