Patient dies while nurse watches soccer World Cup

The NSW nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct over the 2018 incident

A nurse who admitted to watching the 2018 Men's FIFA World Cup football final while he was meant to be providing one-on-one care to a patient who died has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found the registered nurse failed to take observations and to reattach telemetry leads that had been disconnected by the acute care patient.

The 78-year-old man was found unresponsive at 5am and telemetry data showed he suffered ventricular fibrillation between 1.47am and 1.54am, during the broadcast of the final