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Nurses are to provide the proper care need by patients. Following a medication order from a physician is one most important things in inpatient care. If such an order can’t be followed, it is likely to bring harm to the patient and be bad to your nursing license. Even a simple mistake or a simple form of negligence could constitute grounds for violation and could receive a disciplinary sanction. It could be the end of your nursing career. Such cases can be handled and can be dealt with with the help of a nurse attorney. You should be aware that it is best to be ready in any way before facing the Texas Board of Nursing.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in New Braunfels, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and ten (10) months.

On or about January 7, 2019, the RN administered the incorrect dose of Ibuprofen to a student, in that the RN administered 400 mg Ibuprofen, instead of 200 mg, per standing orders for the patient’s age. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.

In response to the incident, the RN states that the student was a significantly overweight child with a complaint of a headache. The RN states that though the student was underage for the manufacturer’s guidelines, the student was more within the weight guidelines for the 400 mg dose of ibuprofen and Respondent was concerned that the lower dose would not cover her pain.

The RN has to take disciplinary action from the Board of Nursing as a result of his unprofessional conduct. This will surely happen if you fail to hire and ask a nurse attorney for help in dealing with any case filed against you.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.