Case Study 1
An Enrolled Nurse practised nursing out of her scope of permitted
practice by independently administering Glutathione intravenously for
an individual at her home in breach of Standard 1 of the Standards of
Practice for Nurses and Midwives read with the Core Competencies
and Generic Skills for Enrolled Nurses. The Complaints Committee
recommended that the nurse be suspended for a period of 3 months.
- Explain how this nurse failed to practise safely by undertaking a
review and discussion of the relevant core competencies and
generic skills for Enrolled Nurses that the EN failed to meet.
Make reference to each relevant domain, competency unit and
element (20 marks).
- Which principles from the SNB Code for Nurses and Midwives
(2018) does the nurse breach in this case study? With reference
to the relevant national and international peer-refereed literature,
why do you consider that she breached them? (25 marks)
- What is the role and function of the Complaints Committee? (5