An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire an experienced nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. The following incidents that the RN from Waco are one of those examples.
On or about November 4, 2015, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a mental health institution in Waco, the RN administered two different medicines at the same time to a patient which led to over sedation. Subsequently, the patient complained of sleepiness and tiredness and was unable to complete daily tasks and attend therapeutic activities.
This conduct done by the RN exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm in that she may have caused an increase in adverse side effects such as respiratory depression and respiratory arrest.
On or about January 13, 2016, through January 14, 2016, while employed as a Staff Nurse in the same mental health institution in Waco, the RN failed to properly document transcription of discontinued medication of a drug called Topomax 50mg on medication record and administered Topomax 50mg twice after the medication had been discontinued by the physician. This conduct done by the RN above was likely to injure the patient from adverse effect of discontinued medication.
On or about July 16, 2016, through July 18, 2017, the RN subsequently and continuously failed to administer several drug medications such as Gabapentin 200mg, Vistaril 25mg and Wellbutrin as ordered by the physician to different patients. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm in that failure to administer these medications as ordered could result in non-efficacious treatment.
Additionally, her conduct placed the patients at risk of ineffective treatment which could result in an exacerbation of their disease processes.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states that the scheduled dose of Trazadone and the “as requested” medication of drugs were administered together to be more efficient with time. She further states that omissions of medication were a matter of human error; oversight, and use of contracted nurses not giving a complete report.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor outside or during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.