An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on June 26, 2017, was one of those examples.

During the said date, the RN incorrectly infused intravenous antibiotics belonging to a patient into the PICC line of another patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from possible adverse effects of medication intended for another patient.

Because of this, a complaint was filed against the RN.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she did check the name on the bag of antibiotics and saw the correct patient’s name, and she checked the medication and dosage but failed to perform a recheck when hanging the bag. She states that it was a very busy morning and she kept asking for help assessing another patient and was not getting the help she needed. She adds that the wound care nurse was not there, so she was having to perform wound care also, including wound care for the patient, which took about forty to sixty minutes.

The RN further states that she has been on medical leave from September 2017 through the present, and her diagnoses are not permitting her to work.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.