Nurse allegedly forged signature after setting up intravenous drip

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Liverpool Echo report “A junior nurse allegedly forged a senior colleague’s signature on a patient’s medical records after hooking up an intravenous drip without being trained to do so. Joanne Horan, a surgery ward nurse at Whiston Hospital, then sent a text message pleading with her colleague to lie to cover up the forgery, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) claims.

Horan will face an NMC misconduct panel in London this week. She has yet to enter pleas to any of the charges against her. It is alleged she “inappropriately administered” a paracetamol drip to a patient on February 21 last year when she had “not been deemed competent to do so” and “without a second nurse present”.

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