Miss Kathryn Chignell

Profession: Paramedic

Registration Number: PA34348

Interim Order: Imposed on 07 Aug 2017

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 09:00 10/09/2018 End: 16:00 14/09/2018

Location: Health and Care Professions Council, 405 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PT

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

While registered as a Paramedic and employed with South Western Ambulance Service, you:

1. On or about 04 January 2016, in relation to Patient A did not:

a. complete and/or record an adequate assessment of Patient A in that:

i. you conducted and/or recorded only one set of observations;

ii. you did not complete and/or record an Electro Cardiograph (ECG);

b. provide adequate treatment to Patient A in that you did not provide adequate pain relief;

c. complete a comprehensive and/or adequate Patient Clinical Record (PCR) in that you did not record an adequate rationale as to why
Patient A was not taken to the emergency department.

2. On or about 24 April 2016, attended Patient B and did
not:

a. complete and/or record an adequate assessment of
Patient B in that you:

i. concluded that the patient was “inconclusive” in
relation to the FAST test for stroke, rather than “positive”;

ii. incorrectly circled “U” and “L” on the Patient
Clinical Record, in relation to the FAST test for stroke;

b. provide timely treatment to Patient B;

c. request priority I 1back up;

3. On or about 28 November 2016, attended an elderly
patient, Patient C, who was unresponsive, and you:

a. did not provide adequate and/or timely treatment to
the patient in that you did not provide the patient with oxygen;

ii. were unable to cannulate the patient on two attempts.

4. On dates between 13 and 17 December 2016, you:

a. attended a seven-year-old patient, Patient D, and you did not obtain an adequate history of the patient;

ii. you had to be prompted regarding the correct
pathway to be used;

iii. you did not provide an adequate rationale for
referring the patient to the out of hours service rather
than conveying Patient D to Accident and Emergency the emergency department.

b. attended an elderly patient, Patient E, with sepsis
markers and:

i. did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of sepsis
markers; and

ii. did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the
procedure to be followed in relation to a patient with
sepsis markers;

ii. administered a large dose of IV Paracetamol,
iii. administered Sodium Chloride to Patient E's arm tissue.

5. The matters described in particulars 1 — 4
constitute misconduct and/or lack of competence.

6. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of
competence, your fitness to practise is impaired.

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This hearing adjourned, part heard. The date for the reconvened hearing is to be confirmed.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Miss Kathryn Chignell

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
08/10/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
10/09/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard
31/07/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
01/05/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Interim Conditions of Practice
01/02/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice
08/08/2017 Investigating committee Interim Order Application Interim Conditions of Practice