Administering medication to patients should be done carefully and must be in the specifications of the physician’s order. Improper administration of medication can cause harm to patients. The accusation of such negligence is common in nursing care. You just need a nurse attorney before dealing with such accusation cases.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in McKinney, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about October 23, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in McKinney, Texas, RN improperly administered 2 mg Dilaudid intravenously to a patient at 03:18 without a valid physician order. Subsequently, at approximately 04:00, the aforementioned patient was found unresponsive, a Code Blue was called, the patient was resuscitated and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit, where the patient was found to have an anoxic brain injury. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment and may have contributed to the patient’s anoxic brain injury.
In response, RN states that the patient had a lot of pain and she administered the medication, Dilaudid 2 mg, which was indicated in the record that it could be supplied in case the patient presented with maximum pain. RN states that while performing wound care on the patient’s feet, the patient was oriented to time, person and space, and maintained a dialogue with RN. RN states that the code blue occurred approximately forty-five minutes later.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is 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)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
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