Ms Paula Hutchinson

Profession: Operating department practitioner

Registration Number: ODP32166

Hearing Type: Review Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 11/03/2019 End: 12:00 11/03/2019

Location: Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Hearing has not yet been held

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During the course of your employment as an Operating Department Practitioner at Nuffield Health Leeds, you:

1. On or around 10 June 2016:

a. did not check that Patient A was wearing the correct wristband prior to Patient A's operation:

i. on the ward; and

ii. in the anaesthetic room.

b. initialled the Pre-Procedure Checklist confirming that Patient A's identity had been confirmed and corresponded with Patient A's wristband and patient records when you had not checked.

c. did not record on the Pre-Procedure Checklist that you had obtained signature evidence to confirm your discussion of the Consent Form with Patient A.

d. allowed Patient A to be transferred to an operating theatre with an incorrect wristband.

2. On or around 21 April 2016:

a. during surgery on Patient B, prepared and supplied to the Anaesthetist an Insulin ampoule of 1000 units in 50 mls diluent instead of the requested 50 units of Insulin in 50 mls diluent.



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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Ms Paula Hutchinson

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
11/03/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Hearing has not yet been held
01/06/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice
14/09/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice