Mr Patrick McDermott

Profession: Paramedic

Registration Number: PA30123

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 02/08/2021 End: 09:30 06/08/2021

Location: This hearing will be held virtually via video conference

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

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Allegation

Whilst registered as a Paramedic and during the course of your employment with Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, on around 3 November 2015 you:

 

  1. Failed to adequately complete one or more of the following observations in relation to Patient T:

 

a) Blood pressure (“BP”);

 

b) Heart rate (“HR”); or,

 

c) Oxygen saturations (“O2 sats”).

 

  1. Recorded the following observations on a Patient Report Form (PRF) for Patient T when you had not in fact completed one or more of them:

 

a) BP;

 

b) HR; or

 

c) O2 sats.

 

  1. Recorded on a PRF that Patient T had a normal sinus rhythm when in fact you had not completed an electrocardiogram.

 

  1. Failed to carry out a pre-hospital electrocardiogram in relation to Patient T.

 

  1. Failed to carry out a blood glucose measurement (BM) in relation to Patient T.

 

  1. Failed to adequately assess and / or manage Patient T’s pain.

 

  1. Failed to appropriately record Patient T’s pain score on the PRF.

 

  1. Failed to perform a second pupillary response test in relation to Patient T.

 

  1. Failed to record a Glasgow Coma Scale (“GCS”) score in relation to Patient T.

 

  1. Inappropriately left Patient T in the care of his relatives for approximately 10 minutes.

 

  1. Your actions at Particulars 2 and / or 3 above were misleading and/or dishonest.

 

   12. The matters set out at Particulars 1 - 11 above constitute misconduct.

Finding

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Order

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Notes

Final Hearing - Conduct & Competence

Monday 02 August - Friday 06 August 2021 via video conference.

First day begins at 10:00am, subsequent days begin at 09:30am.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Patrick McDermott

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
02/08/2021 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Hearing has not yet been held