Kelowna nurse disciplined for failing to care for Indigenous person in emergency room – CBC

Jan 30, 2023

Discipline notice says nurse did not perform any resuscitative measures on unresponsive patient

A former nurse from Kelowna, B.C., has been disciplined for failing to adequately assess and treat an Indigenous person while working in an emergency room, according to the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

The notice, issued Wednesday, states Katherine Lowe was working as an emergency room nurse in September 2021 when she found an Indigenous person apparently without a pulse and unresponsive in the emergency department.

“Ms. Lowe did not adequately assess or perform any resuscitative measures for them, concluding they were deceased. Further, she did not meet documentation standards related to the said incident,” the discipline notice said.

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