Nursing assessment skills are one of a 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. A nurse attorney could help a nurse having difficulties with cases filed against them.
On or about September 18, 2015, a RN failed to administer a drug medication called Hydralazine to a patient when needed. Subsequently, she was failed to document the time she disconnected and the time she reconnected the patient’s IV and the rationale for doing so. Her conduct may also have created an inaccurate medical record and could impact the patient’s care in that subsequent care givers would rely upon the documentation to make 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 explains that the patient refused to take the said medication and further adds that the patient requested to be disconnected in order to participate in physical therapy and to take a shower, but denies that the patient was disconnected for three hours.
The RN further explains that the patient gave oral consent to start the transfusion and she accepts full responsibility for not obtaining written consent. She adds that she did not document the administration of Tylenol and Benadryl prior to the transfusion and states she was unable to complete the required paperwork due to her workload.
However, the RN without the help of an experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation 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