A B.C. nurse has been barred from practicing – after an investigation revealed she’d been doling out massive amounts of powerful narcotics.
A “threat to public safety and repute of the nursing profession” – that’s how the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia described Leila Reshid’s behaviour in a notice posted to its website this week.
It found in in three months during 2014 she’d withdrawn more than 15-hundred vials of hydromorphone, better known as dilaudid from an automated dispenser.
The second highest withdrawal in that period was for just 56.
An audit later found Reshid had been withdrawing the drug for multiple patients at once — and dispensing to patients she wasn’t assigned to.
Reshid failed to document the transactions — and couldn’t account for the numbers.
Reshid was terminated in 2015 – and has now lost her registration.
She’s blocked from reinstatement for at least five years.