The BC College of Nurses and Midwives has suspended a Vancouver nurse for feeding a resident against their will on two occasions.
A notice on the college's website shows a consent agreement between the college and registered nurse Pu Duan was approved on Dec. 27.
The incidents, which occurred between August 2020 and February 2021, relate to feeding a resident against their will on two occasions, inappropriately assessing a resident, refusing to receive a verbal report and leaving medications unattended in a staff room.
The notice said Duan agreed to a limit on their practice, including a three-day suspension and a public reprimand.
The terms also include a prohibition on being a sole nurse on duty for six months; remedial education in ethics, team work and medication administration; and developing a learning plan to be shared with the college and the employer with six months’ practice oversight.
There will also be a regulatory practice consultation to address the issues.
“The inquiry committee is satisfied that the terms will protect the public,” the notice said.