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IGNORING ORDERS: Nurse to be struck off after conducting CPR on resident with DNR order

 Published on: 6th August 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A nurse who gave CPR to a Chalfont St Peter care home resident who had a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) order in place faces being struck off.

Adeniyi Adisa Adesanya performed CPR to a resident at Woodland Manor Nursing Home, a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing found last month.

Mr Adesanya told the panel he did not know a DNAR order was in place. The hearing documents also he lied to colleagues about performing chest compressions when the resident stopped breathing.

The documents mention that he further failed to update the care plan, as he tried to conceal the fact that CPR had been conducted despite of the DNAR order.

It comes after resident A, who was ‘very unwell’ stopped breathing overnight on November 16-17, 2018.

She had been seen by her General Practitioner (GP) the day before who diagnosed a chest infection and had also prescribed end of life medications.

The emergency buzzer went off in her room and she was found to have stopped breathing.

The hearing documents read: “It is accepted that you had known Resident A for around a year and ought to have been aware that a DNAR arrangement was in place. 

“Resident A had a cardiac arrest, and it is alleged you performed CPR in direct contravention of the DNAR document. It is further alleged that having performed CPR, you failed to update the care plan for Resident A to state that this resuscitation had been attempted.”

Picture credit Porthaven.co.uk

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