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Vivian Paraon, AE094185


The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct. While caring for a patient in a long term care facility, the Member physically restrained the patient without a clinical order by tying both of the patient’s elbows to the armrests of their wheelchair using garbage bags. The Member failed to appropriately monitor and assess the patient while they were restrained and did not document that the patient had been restrained.

Discipline Committee’s Findings

Based on the Member’s admissions, a panel of the Discipline Committee of the College of Nurses of Ontario (the “Panel”) found that the Member:

  • contravened a standard of practice of the profession or failed to meet the standards of practice of the profession;
  • emotionally and physically abused a patient;
  • failed to keep records as required; and
  • engaged in conduct, relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional.

Discipline Committee’s Order

The College of Nurses of Ontario (“CNO”) and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission on Order requesting that the Panel make an order that included the following:

  • an oral reprimand;
  • a 3-month suspension; and
  • terms, conditions and limitations including:
    • attending 2 meetings with a Regulatory Expert; and
    • employer notification for 12 months.

The Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Order, concluding that the proposed order was reasonable and in the public interest. The Panel noted that the Member cooperated with the CNO and accepted responsibility by agreeing to the facts and a proposed order.

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