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.
On or about October 26, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, RN inappropriately administered an incorrect dose of the Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) hydromorphone. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from insufficient physician ordered pain medication during chemotherapy treatment.
Another incident happened on or about January 7, 2021, employed as an RN at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, RN inappropriately administered intravenous Cisplatin at 25 ml/hr., from 3:30 PM through 5:30 PM, when physician ordered rate of administration was 250 ml/hr. RN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient from decreased efficacy of chemotherapy due to the reduced amount of physician ordered Cisplatin.
In response, RN reports she was asked by the primary nurse to witness a PRN bolus from a PCA pump, and she was unaware the PRN dosage had changed. Furthermore, RN reports the incident resulted from failure to press the zero when inputting the rate while programming the infusion pump.
The above actions constitute 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),(1)(P)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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