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Nurse struck off in MRSA case

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FOR THE first time failure to take appropriate infection control precautions when dealing with a patient infected with MRSA has contributed to a nurse being removed from the NMC register

FOR THE first time failure to take appropriate infection control precautions when dealing with a patient infected with MRSA has contributed to a nurse being removed from the NMC register.

The regulator removed the 53-year-old care home nurse from the register, following a two-day hearing by an NMC conduct and competence committee held last week in London.

Although media interest in the case focused on handwashing, the charge relating to infection control was one of eight counts of misconduct upheld against the nurse. Others included failure to demonstrate an appropriate level of anatomical knowledge and failure to respect the dignity of a patient.

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