The role of a nurse is very essential in inpatient care. A patient’s recovery with long-term health outcomes is implicated by the quality of care that nurses give to their patients. Although they give such quality care, a lot of factors hinder nurses in giving such care. Sometimes nurses make mistakes in providing patient care and can be counted as a violation of the Nursing Practice Act or to any related rules and regulations of nursing. If you are an RN and such a situation happens, always remember that a nurse attorney can help.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Victoria Texas and had been in that position for thirty-five (35) years.
On or about March 12, 2017, through March 29, 2017, an RN failed to complete rounds and monitor patients under Respondent’s care, and falsely documented assessments that were not performed. Additionally, the RN falsely documented medications administered at times that the RN was not in the patients’ rooms. The RN’s conduct was deceptive, resulted in inaccurate medical records, and was likely to injure the patients from subsequent care decisions made without the benefit of reliable information including possible undetected changes in the patient’s condition.
And on or about March 12, 2017, the RN failed to administer Labetalol 20 mg as ordered to a patient, who had a blood pressure of 198/93 and a subsequent blood pressure of 171/80. The physician’s order was to administer Labetalol for systolic blood pressure greater than 160. The RN’s 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 high blood pressure.
As a result of the above incidents, the RN is facing the consequences of her actions. The Board has to take the RN into disciplinary action since the RN has not been able to have a nurse attorney by her side to defend her.
Having a nurse lawyer around during the trial of your case can change the outcome of the case you are dealing with. So, if ever you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for nurse attorney Yong.