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Salmon Arm nurse sanctioned for inappropriate care of patients

Shuswap nurse sanctioned

A Salmon Arm nurse has been sanctioned by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.

A consent agreement issued July 3 states Licensed Practical Nurse Feizal Halim directed care staff at an unnamed facility to bring those who rang call bells frequently or wouldn't sleep to the dining room.

He also directed staff to open the windows, turn off the lights, and not provide coffee, snacks, or a blanket.

Halim also refused to assist a resident with toileting and communicated with the resident "inappropriately and disrespectfully," the agreement states.

The incidents occurred during night shifts in March and April 2021.

The registrant voluntarily agreed to a suspension of his nursing registration for one week and a limit prohibiting him from being the sole nurse on duty.

Halim must also take remedial education in ethics and communication, along with a regulatory practice consulting program.

The college says its inquiry committee is satisfied "that the terms will protect the public."

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