Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about March 6, 2013, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Killeen, the RN discontinued a Dopamine infusion prior to transferring patient out of the emergency room, without having a physician’s order to stop the infusion.
Subsequently, the patient’s blood pressure dropped to 86/40 mmHg increased monitoring and vasoactive support. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s heart condition.
On the same day, the RN falsely documented in the medical record of the aforementioned patient that the patient was transported off the unit with an intravenous (IV) medication pump, when in fact the patient was disconnected from the Dopamine infusion for transport. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. She states that she was unable to transfer the triple channel pump to the IV pole on the stretcher and all single channel pumps were in use. She states that she clamped the infusion, transported the patient to the floor and then restarted the infusion at that time. The RN further states that she was told to return to the floor to help stabilize the patient’s blood pressure when she was informed it had dropped,
However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579