Accusations at work are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied by the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, an RN in Richardson, Texas failed to do so.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Richardson, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and three (3) months.
On or about January 29, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to implement the hypoglycemia protocol as ordered by the physician for the patient, whose blood glucose level prior to breakfast was 59mg/dL and 66mg/dL after drinking juice. Additionally, the RN failed to notify the physician of the low blood glucose levels and failed to reassess the patient’s blood glucose level every 20 minutes until the blood glucose level was greater than l00mq•/dL. The RN’s conduct exposed patients to the risk of harm by depriving the physician of information required to institute medical interventions within a timely manner.
And on or about January 29, 2020, the RN failed to assess and/or document the blood glucose level of the patient prior to lunch and implement the hypoglycemia protocol as ordered by the physician. Also, the RN failed to notify the physician when the patient began refusing medications, food, and subsequent blood sugar checks as the day progressed. Instead, he only reported the patient’s agitation to the physician. As a result, the patient’s blood glucose dropped to 23mg/dL and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The RN’s conduct may have caused a delay in medical care that was needed to prevent further complications and deprived the physician of the information required to institute medical interventions within a timely manner.
In regards to the incident, the RN states that he did respond when told that the patient’s blood glucose level was 59mg/dL by giving the patient fruit juice followed by rechecking the blood glucose. Additionally, the RN states the reason for not assessing the blood glucose level and implementing the hypoglycemia protocol was due to the patient’s refusal and aggressive behavior towards staff, as well as the patient’s nephew’s argument that the patient was not a diabetic and saw no reason for the blood glucose cheek. The RN further states that he informed the relief nurse, charge nurse, the physician, and family member of the patient’s refusal of food, medication, and blood glucose checks.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to subject her LVN license to disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.