Select Page

Your license is one of RN’s most valuable assets. You need to protect your license as well as your right to practice as best as you can. In doing so, a nurse attorney in Lubbock is the one to depend on.

If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney in Lubbock who knows how to handle nurse cases.

On or about November 29, 2018, while employed in a medical facility in Lubbock, the RN failed to document an assessment of the central line for a patient and failed to document that the patient refused a central line dressing change.

Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further care.

On or about January 17, 2019, the RN failed to document clarification with the physician regarding an order for eye drops for a patient. She documented the administration of the aforementioned medication to the patient when the medication had not been verified by the pharmacy due to a discrepancy between the dosage of the order for the medication and the dosage of the medication itself. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further care.

On or about February 4, 2019, the RN failed to discontinue the tube feeding for a patient at midnight, as ordered, in anticipation of a tentative procedure scheduled for the following day. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from a potential delay in treatment related to failure to follow the physician’s order for the patient to be NPO at midnight.

In response to the incident, the RN states that the previous nurse gave her patient a central line dressing that was not in place. She states that she was told in a report that the central line was going to be taken out the next morning during a procedure. The RN states that she asked the patient two times if she could change the central line dressing, but the patient refused. She states that the patient had the right to refuse this care, and the patient knew that the central line would be taken out the next morning.

The RN further states that she did not give the eye drops to the patient because the medication administration record said it was the wrong dose. She states that the medication was Acular 0.4 mg in the medication administration record, but the actual dose on the bottle was Acular 0.5 mg. She states she contacted the doctor to make sure the right order was put into the medication administration record.

The RN states she then contacted the pharmacist and he informed her that the correct dose would be sent along with the correct label the next morning. She states that for the safety of the patient she did not want to give the wrong dosage. She states she relayed this information to the incoming nurse and she agreed to follow up for the corrected dose in the morning.

The RN further states that the tube feeding for the patient was already started from the previous shift. She states that the dietician had written on the sticky note for physicians and nursing to read, for tube feeding to be started for the patient.

The RN states she did call the doctor later that night and requested an order but the doctor must not have put the order in. She states she thought she put the order in for the tube feeding later. The RN states that since the tube feed was already infusing when she arrived and the patient was NPO for several hours before infusion started, she did not want to discontinue nutrition from an already debilitated patient.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her RN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.

The case would have yielded a different result if the RN was able to hire a Lubbock nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.