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Tribunal accepts that medication errors will happen but disciplines nurse for failing to report
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 23 2013

While working on a busy ward, a nurse accidentally administered the wrong medications to a patient without the appropriate checks. The nurse soon


Communicating about communication
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

In a recent opinion, the Health and Disability Commissioner highlighted the importance of talking to residents and their families about their


Insufficient communication about need to take trial dose of medication before discharge
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a DHB in breach of the Code after a doctor failed to make it clear that his patient needed to take a


Inadequate training, disrespectful treatment and poor record keeping
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

In a case that demonstrates the importance of providing adequate training to community support workers, a residential care facility and two community


Inadequate assessment and care of resident a "fundamental clinical failure"
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 30 2012

The Deputy Commissioner has found a registered nurse in breach of Rights 4(1) and 4(2) of the Code for undertaking a cursory and inadequate assessment of a resident, failing to arrange for another senior member to check on him or provide a care-giver with appropriate clinical instructions should the resident deteriorate, and for inadequate documentation


Nurse prescribed medications without authority
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 28 2012

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing Maxolon and Paramax for a pregnant patient without authority to do so


Conditions on practice for failure to adequately follow up signs of pathology
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 28 2012

A general practitioner who did not fully investigate a patient's sudden drop in haemoglobin levels has appeared before the Tribunal on charges brought by the Director of Proceedings for the Health and Disability Commissioner


Appeal against health practitioners disciplinary tribunal decision dismissed
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 28 2012

A nurse was found guilty of professional misconduct and the Tribunal discharged interim non publication orders (of the name and other details of the nurse and his wife) that had been in place


Effective long-term patient care requires "two way" doctor-patient relationship
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

Following a valve replacement, a 22 year old patient was prescribed daily warfarin and needed regular blood testing


Nurse suspended for forging reductil prescription
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2011

A nurse who was found guilty of professional misconduct for forging a prescription for Reductil with the object of obtaining medication for her own use has been suspended for six months