You can actually receive the best defense possible through a nurse attorney even if you experienced a simple error at work. This is what a certain RN should have done when she faced accusations regarding a minimal mistake that she committed during her shift.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) years and eight (8) months.
An incident happened on or about February 28, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN entered inaccurate information in the infusion pump of a patient. As a result, the patient received an incorrect dose of Versed. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions. Additionally, 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 non-efficacious treatment.
Another incident happened on or about May 6, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse at the same facility, the RN failed to administer Vancomycin to the patient, as ordered by a physician. The patient was ordered to receive Vancomycin every six (6) hours and failed to administer one (1) dose during her shift. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer Vancomycin as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In regards to the incidents, the RN states she had a very complicated home situation that sometimes interfered with her work. The RN admits she entered inaccurate information in the infusion pump for the patient. The RN states she exchanged the versed syringe for a new syringe in a hurry and accidentally selected the wrong setting. The RN states she doesn’t recall the May 6, 2017 incident.
Subsequently, the RN will be facing disciplinary actions as a consequence of her conduct and for the violation(s) she committed. The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over this kind of matter. The evidence received against the RN was sufficient enough to put the RN into discipline and is cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b) (10) & (13) of the Texas Occupations Code.
The RN had failed to contact, consult and hire a nurse attorney for the case filed against her which is difficult to overcome alone without an expert’s help. Thus, it affected her career and her license as well.
If you are an RN or an LVN who is struggling with a case, you should hire a nurse attorney. For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced nurse attorney. Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.