Romanian nurse banned for using straw and pen to relieve man’s constipation
A nurse has been banned from working in Britain after he pushed a pen and a drinking straw up a man’s backside.
Traian Dumitrescu, 32, inserted the objects into the patient in a bid to relieve his constipation – and told him everything was ‘OK’.
A hearing was told the patient, who is suffering from dementia, screamed out in pain as the plastic pen and straw were used on him.
A misconduct panel later struck the care home nurse from the register, and said his bizarre procedure meant he posed a danger to patients.
Dumitrescu was sacked from Crosfield House Care Home in Powys, Mid Wales, after shocked colleagues reported him to bosses.
He was handed a one-year conditions of practice order in December 2016, allowing him to continue working in the UK if he completed extra training in gaining consent and managing constipation.
But this week a Nursing and Midwifery Council in London hearing heard Dumitrescu had refused to do any of the training after returning to his home in Romania.
The hearing panel decided to ban the Romanian nurse after finding his refusal to comply with the order meant there was a risk of him repeating his behaviour.
Panel chair Paul Powici said: ‘There is nothing to indicate that Mr Dumitrescu has developed insight into, nor taken steps to remedy, his misconduct.
‘The panel therefore concluded that there remains a risk to the public, and decided to impose a striking off order.
‘This sanction is the only sanction sufficient to both protect the public and uphold the public interest in this case.’
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