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At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, RN, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about July 29, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, RN knowingly misled a patient when RN stated to the patient that she administered as-needed intravenous (IV) Dilaudid and Phenergan for pain and nausea. Instead, RN administered IV normal saline to the patient. RN’s conduct was deceptive and exposed the patient to a risk of harm from untreated pain.
In response, RN states that up until midnight, the patient’s orders were current, and she administered scheduled doses of Dilaudid and as-needed anxiolytics and anti-emetics. At 0045, the patient requested pain medication, and RN saw that the order had expired. RN states that she offered him other pain medication, which he denied, as he only wanted IV Dilaudid. RN states that she paged the on-call physician three times and did not receive a response and update the order until 0300. RN states that the patient called her every 5-10 minutes during this time asking about the status of his Dilaudid. RN states that at 0200, the patient called her again to ask if she had his Dilaudid and Phenergan, and regretfully, she said yes and administered a placebo. When the order was updated, she returned to the patient and administered a dose of Dilaudid around 0330. RN adds that she did not record this in the chart as she had seen more experienced nurses give placebos in the past and do the same thing.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(6)(H).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the nurse and her RN license to disciplinary action. Thousands of attorneys out there offer help to people with their legal difficulties. However, nurses will want to find one who understands their job.
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