A Nurse can face a lot of accusations, allegation cases, or complaints cases and they will face the Texas Board of Nursing to formally follow procedures. But if a nurse is experiencing such circumstances, a nurse attorney can be their defense and can assist them in dealing with the cases they are facing.
On or about May 26, 2016, while employed as a Staff Nurse at a hospital in Abilene, Texas, the RN incorrectly administered D5NS with Potassium 20 meq to a patient. The order was for NS with Potassium 20 meq. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from receiving unintended medications.
On or about July 29, 2016, the RN failed to perform neurological checks at 5 am, as ordered every four (4) hours for the patient. The oncoming shift found the patient to have a change in a neurological condition requiring transfer to a higher level of care. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from unrecognized clinical changes and deprived the patient of timely interventions.
On or about September 16, 2016, the RN failed to sign the Controlled Substance Analysis and Report (CSAR), document the dose of Dilaudid 2mg IV push (IVP) that she signed out for the patient, and document the physician who ordered the Dilaudid. The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and Controlled Substance medication record and unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm by depriving subsequent caregivers of vital information to provide further care.
In response to the incidents above, the RN states that regarding the incident on May 26, 2016, she was not aware of this issue until the Peer Review. The RN states that regarding the incident on July 29, 2016, the Charge nurses are responsible for neuro checks; not the Licensed Vocational Nurses, though she routinely assisted them in obtaining neuro checks. The RN states that regarding the incident on September 16, 2016, she was in a rush and did not fill out the CSAR per regulations.
As a result of the above-mentioned incident, the RN is facing disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Due to the evidence received by the Board against the RN, it is therefore agreed and ordered that the RN shall be sanctioned in accordance with the law.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.