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At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about September 13, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN inappropriately asked the mother of the infant patient to administer Rocephin 640mg orally when it was ordered to be given intravenously (IV). After the medication was given orally, the RN falsely notified the patient’s physician that the medication had not been administered and was then given a new order to administer Rocephin 600mg intramuscularly (IM). Subsequently, the RN returned with two additional syringes of Rocephin, administered them by IM injection in excess dosage of 1240mg total, and asked the mother of the patient to not disclose that the medication was previously given orally. In addition, the RN failed to document that Rocephin 640mg was administered orally, and instead falsely documented that it was not given due to no IV access. The failure of the RN was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of medication in excess dosage of the physicians’ orders could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions. Additionally, the RN’s behavior resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In regards to the incident that happened, the said RN states that the medication was given by the incorrect route, and she did give the patient’s mother the syringe and asked her to give the medication. The RN explains that the patient had an IV that had infiltrated, and she mistakenly assumed that the Rocephin in a syringe from the pharmacy was meant to be given orally and that she did notify the patient’s physician that the medication was given orally, and was honest that the IV infiltrated. In addition, it was mentioned by the RN that the medication was ordered to be given by IV, but due to the infiltrated IV, the physician gave the charge nurse a verbal order to give Rocephin IM. The RN explains that she and the charge nurse retrieved the medication from the pharmacy and administered it in two separate injections. It was added by the RN that she did document in the MAR, but not in the nursing notes and that she did fail to complete an Occurrence Report of the medication error. Furthermore, she truly regrets that she made these errors related to the patient in her care and that she usually does not care for pediatric patients.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing found the RN’s conduct was the reason why she is in this mess. The RN was found guilty and her license was disciplined and suspended. She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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