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Salmon Arm nurse that left residents in cold dark room suspended

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A Salmon Arm nurse who put residents that couldn't sleep in a dark room, and then opened the windows and refused to hand over blankets has been suspended for one week.

According to a July 3 B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives decision, Salmon Arm licensed practical nurse Feizal Halim told care staff that residents who would not sleep or rang their call bell frequently should be taken to the dining room. Once there he opened the windows, turned off the lights, and refused residents coffee, snacks or a blanket.

The incident happened during night shifts in March and April 2021. The decision does not say whether the incident took place more than once, or the care home where it took place.

Halim also refused to help a resident go to the washroom and communicated with them "inappropriately and disrespectfully."

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Halim signed a consent agreement admitting to his behaviour.

The College issued Halim with a one-week suspension and prohibited him from being the sole nurse on duty for an undisclosed period of time.

Halim will also have to complete an education in ethics and communication program, along with other courses that focus on the "foundational issues" of his behaviour.

No other details are given in the decision.

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