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B.C. nurse gave wrong dose of morphine, then lied about it

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A B.C. nurse that gave a patient the wrong amount of morphine and then doctored the medical record to cover up their mistake, has been suspended for two weeks.

According to a June 12 British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives decision, Surrey registered practical nurse Mohammad Ghasemi Chaleshtari administered an incorrect dose of diacetyl morphine to a patient in December 2019.

Instead of telling his superiors, Ghasemi Chaleshtari then falsified the patient's clinical record to conceal the error. He also didn't tell the patient.

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The decision says he then failed to increase his monitoring of the patient to see if the patient was having any symptoms of opioid toxicity.

Ghasemi Chaleshtari signed a consent agreement admitting to the incident.

The nurse was suspended for two weeks and will have to complete a course on professional ethics and undergo a consultation with a B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives practice consultant.

No other details were given in the decision.

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