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Nurse struck off in MRSA case

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For the first time the NMC has upheld a charge against a nurse for failing to take appropriate infection control precautions when dealing with an MRSA infected patient.

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.

However, despite media focus on hand-washing in the case, 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 who was incontinent.

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