A nurse, who failed to call an ambulance after a patient suffered a fracture in a fall, has been banned from working alone for 18 months.
Edward Bazunu must work under supervision after admitting giving substandard care during his time at Newsome Nursing Home.
Mr Bazunu admitted failing to promptly call an ambulance after a resident with dementia fell during the night.
The nurse noticed the patient’s right leg had rotated indicating a fracture, but moved her contrary to best practice.
After staff at the home called for an ambulance, Mr Bazunu failed to give the patient paracetamol despite advice to do so from the ambulance service advisor.
Mr Bazunu also admitted failing to adequately record details of his assessment on the patient and illegibly recording the incident in the home’s accident log.
A Nursing and Midwifery Council tribunal banned Mr Bazunu, who was not present at the London hearing, from working alone for 18 months.
Mr Bazunu, who now works for South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust mental health service, must also undergo retraining.
In correspondence to the tribunal Mr Bazunu admitted his care for the patient was inadequate and he had ‘let the profession down’.
Tribunal chair Ian Luder said: “The conduct admitted is of a serious nature in that it involves failings in basic nursing practice and had the potential to put patients at risk of serious harm.
“Patient A had two falls within there hours of each other and we cannot be sure when the injury occurred due to inadequate record keeping.”
Mr Luder added: “Mr Bazunu has failed to uphold proper standards expected of a registered nurse and by doing so has the potential to damage the reputation of the profession.”