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Monday, 7 November 2011
According to Daily Mail UK, Omolayo Abayomi 'panicked' when the child, who suffered from a chronic lung disease, turned blue and stopped breathing in his cot at home. The nurse called for divine intervention more than 20 times before the vulnerable boy's mother told her to 'shut up'.
The nurse was constantly saying "Jesus help him" and waving her arms around,' a hearing was told.
What is wrong with these oyibo people...don't they know in Nigeria, we can't do anything without calling the name of Jesus?...:-). Continue reading...
The nurse 'provided wholly inadequate care' by leaving the frantic mother to resuscitate her lifeless son, while the father dialled 999.
Abayomi was found guilty of a string of charges by the Nursing and Midwifery Council at a hearing in central London.
Sydney Topping, for Abayomi, insisted his client's behaviour had represented no more than a 'bad day at the office' and urged the panel to let her off with a caution.
'Once in a while you have a bad day at the office,' he said.
'I would suggest that on April 8 the registrant had a bad day at the office. It was no worse than that. She has bounced back since then.'
The hearing heard that the child, referred to a Patient A, and his twin sister were born three months premature at Homerton University Hospital in Hackney, east London, and as a result suffered from a number of serious illnesses and so required round-the-clock care.
Joanna Dirmikis, for the NMC, said Abayomi had been employed by private nursing firm Paediatric Nursing Link to look after the infant, who required 22 hours of nursing care every day.
The parents were woken by a knock on their bedroom door at 5am on April 8, 2007, to find their son lying lifeless after suffering respiratory cardiac arrest, the panel was told.
'While Mrs A was trying to resuscitate the child, Mr A called 999,' said Miss Dirmikis.
'The twin sister of the little boy was also present during the incident and can be heard crying in the background during the call.'
'She panicked and at one stage even summoned divine intervention, calling for Jesus,' she added.
Paramedics rushed the boy to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, east London, before he was taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital on the same day for further treatment.
Giving evidence, a tearful Mrs A said Abayomi had effectively 'abandoned' her during the incident.
'The nurse was constantly saying "Jesus help him" and waving her arms around,' she said.
'She said it more than 20 times. I felt I had to do everything - at that point she was doing nothing to help my son.
'She never offered to take the lead at any point and at no point did she suggest calling 999.
'I can't change what's happened to my son, I know I did the best for him but the nurse just completely abandoned her duty.
'If I can save just one other person from having to go through what we have been through, then that's what I want to do.'
The panel heard Patient A, now aged five, made a full recovery from the incident but is still totally dependent on others for his care.
Abaymo claimed the mother had pushed her away and refused to let her help.
She denied calling out for Jesus, panicking and failing to provide care or basic life support.
The nurse further denied failing to properly handover the case to paramedics and making inaccurate and false notes about the incident.
She was cleared of specific charges that she suctioned the child's tracheostomy tube or that she failed to record observations taken but was found guilty of misconduct and ruled unfit to continue working without restrictions.Striking Abayomi off, panel chair John Williams said: 'This was a failure to accept responsibility for her role in the events by the registrant.
'She has shown a lack of empathy with the parents of the child and there has been no admission or apology, and therefore no insight.
'This failure is incompatible with her continuing to be a registered nurse.'
Source: Daily mail UK
In a Saturday advisory posted on its website warning American citizens, it said all US government personnel have been instructed to avoid the locations.
The US advisory release when you continue...
"Emergency Message For American Citizens (November 05, 2011)
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria issues the following emergency message for the attention of all U.S. citizens in Abuja, Nigeria.
Following the recent Boko Haram, aka Nigerian Taliban, attacks in Borno and Yobe State, the U.S. Embassy has received information that Boko Haram may plan to attack several locations and hotels in Abuja, Nigeria, during the Sallah holiday. Potential targets may include the Nicon Luxury, the Sheraton Hotel, and the Transcorp Hilton Hotel.
"All U.S. Government personnel have been instructed to avoid these locations, and previously scheduled events have been cancelled. American citizens should expect additional police and military checkpoints, additional security, and possible road blocks in Abuja for the foreseeable future.
"The U.S. government has no additional information regarding the timing of the possible attacks.
"The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise additional caution. Please maintain a high state of vigilance and personal awareness, particularly in and around Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, near Nigerian government facilities, diplomatic missions, large gathering places, hotels, markets and malls, and places of worship.
"We advise all U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, including local events, monitor local news stations for updates, and report specific incidences of targeted violence to the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the U. S. Consulate General in Lagos at the numbers below. U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security. For additional information, please refer to "A Safe Trip Abroad.
"U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in Nigeria are strongly advised to enroll through the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. By enrolling, you make it easier for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to contact you in case of emergency!!were is this leading us toooo!!!
Dr Murray will be remanded in custody without bail till sentencing, which is Tuesday November 29th, 2011. He faces up to four years imprisonment and also losing his medical license.
What's your thoughts on this?
Karen Koshoni is a popular Lagos - based interior designer and the older sister of fashion designer, Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel By Lisa. She celebrated her 40th birthday a few months ago. Hope they are able to sort out their difference!
Hope this doesn't become a trend, where everyone else pays for one person's mistake.
Rhythm Unplugged - Comedy: Feat US comedian and actor Mike Epps and other top Nigerian comedians. Date is December 18th 2011 at Eko Hotel and Suites. Time: 7pm. Ticket is: Regular N5, 000, VIP N30, 000 and Tables N500, 000.
Rhythm Unplugged - Music: Feat Tuface, P-Square, MI, 9ice, Ice Prince, Omawumi, Duncan Mighty, Sound Sultan, Lynxx, Tiwa Savage, Naeto C, Flavour, Jesse Jags and many more. Date is Dec 23rd, at Ocean View. Time is 7pm. Ticket is: Regular N5, 000, VIP N20, 000 and Tables N400, 000.
Like I said before, I will be giving out tickets to both shows on this blog...so watch out