Mrs Cavel Callender

Profession: Operating department practitioner

Registration Number: ODP33314

Hearing Type: Voluntary Removal Agreement

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 16/01/2020 End: 17:00 16/01/2020

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

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

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Allegation

Between 16 June 2014 and 13 December 2014, while employed as an Operating Department Practitioner by the Heart of England NHS Foundation NHS Trust:

1. On or around 25 June 2014, during a patient simulation exercise with Colleague A, you did not check the anaesthetic machine correctly.
2. On or around 4 July 2014, whilst recovering post-theatre patients, you recorded the same recovery phase for two patients.
3. On or around 28 July 2014, whilst being supervised by Colleague A:
a) you were unable to distinguish between safe and unsafe thoracic
suctioning.
b) you could not recall how to measure patient respiration rates appropriately.
c) regarding at least one of your patients, you:
i) did not regularly measure the patient's respiration rate;
ii) did not regularly measure the patient's temperature ;
iii) did not accurately record the patient's respiration rate;
iv) did not accurately record the patient's temperature.
4. On or around 31 July 2014, while recovering a patient who had undergone
a flexible osaphagoscopy and dilation, you did not conduct a complete
handover to the medical team.
5. Whilst being observed assessing a patient by Colleague B, you did not
identify that the patient had an obstructed airway and required a jaw thrust.
6. On or around 27 October 2014, whilst observed by Colleague C, you:
a) suggested an inappropriate and/or unsafe treatment plan for a patient.
b) gave an incorrect handover to a medical team.
c) were unable to state the side effects of and/or appropriate dosages for
cyclizine.
d) were unable to identify the correct chest drain pressure recording for a
patient.
7. On or around 4 November 2014, while working with Colleague A, you:
a) did not regularly measure the respiratory rate for at least one patient.
b) did not accurately record the respiratory rate for at least one patient.
8. On or around 12 November 2014, while completing a placement with
Colleague C, you did not check the anaesthetic machine when assessing a
patient.
9. On or around 21 November 2014, while being observed by Colleague C
and/or Colleague D, you:
a) did not set up the theatre correctly.
b) did not complete the required paperwork and handover to the receiving
medical team.
10. On or around 27 November 2014, while working with Colleague C, you
did not use the echelon gun on a patient correctly.
11. On or around 3 December 2014, while working with Colleague D, you did
not recall that a large swab was in the chest of a patient when performing a
swab check.
12. The matters described in paragraphs 1-11 constitute misconduct and/or
lack of competence.
13. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to
practise is impaired.
This is to advise you that the Health and Care Professions Council intends to
apply to the Panel of the Conduct and Competence Committee on the day of
the hearing to formally amend the allegation.
The reason for the amendments is to better particularise the allegation and to
more accurately reflect the evidence obtained by the HCPC.
The allegation that will be put before the Panel is as follows (I have enclosed
a separate document which marks the proposed changes in bold text and
with strikethroughs):
While employed as an Operating Department Practitioner by the Heart of
England NHS Foundation NHS Trust:
1. Between 16 June 2014 and 4 July 2014 you:
a. Did not check the anaesthetic machine correctly during a simulation
exercise with Colleague A.
b. Did not demonstrate to Colleague C general knowledge about anaesthetic
machines and how to check them.
2. On or around 4 July 2014, whilst recovering post-theatre patients, you
copied observations from a previous recovery phase instead of taking and
recording new observations of the patient.
3. On or around 28 July 2014, whilst being supervised by Colleague A:
a) you were unable to distinguish between safe and unsafe thoracic
suctioning.
b) you incorrectly measured a patient’s respiration rates.
c) regarding at least one of your patients that day, you:
i) did not regularly measure the patient's respiration rate;
ii) did not regularly measure the patient's temperature ;
iii) did not accurately record the patient's respiration rate;
iv) did not accurately record the patient's temperature.
4. On or around 31 July 2014, while recovering a patient who had undergone
surgery, you did not conduct a complete handover to the medical team.
5. Whilst being observed assessing a patient by Colleague B, you did not
identify that the patient had an obstructed airway and required a jaw thrust to
enable effective breathing.
6. On or around 27 October 2014, whilst observed by Colleague C, you:
a) suggested an inappropriate and/or unsafe treatment plan for a patient with
high blood pressure.
b) gave an incorrect handover to a medical team.
c) were unable to state the side effects of and/or appropriate dosages for
cyclizine.
d) did not identify that the wrong pressure had been set and/or implement the
correct chest drain pressure for a patient.
7. On or around 4 November 2014, while working with Colleague A, you:
a) did not regularly measure the respiratory rate for at least one patient.
b) did not accurately record the respiratory rate for at least one patient.
8. On or around 21 November 2014, while being observed by Colleague C
and/or Colleague D, you:
a) did not set up the theatre correctly.
b) did not complete the required paperwork as requested.
9. On or around 27 November 2014, while working with Colleague C, you did
not load the echelon gun correctly.
10. On or around 3 December 2014, while working with Colleague D, you did
not recall that a large swab was in the chest of a patient when performing a
swab check.
11. The matters described in paragraphs 1-11 constitute misconduct and/or
lack of competence.
12. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence your fitness to
practise is impaired.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

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Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mrs Cavel Callender

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
16/01/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Voluntary Removal Agreement Hearing has not yet been held
16/01/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Voluntary Removal Agreement Hearing has not yet been held
13/09/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
14/03/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
12/03/2018 Conduct and Competence Committee Review Hearing Suspended
20/03/2017 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Suspended