Following a physician’s order is very important in treating a patient especially in administering the right medication. It also comes with accurate and correct documentation of the medical order to surely treat a patient correctly and will result in the patient’s recovery. Any form of negligence in providing care may result in the worst. But before the worst thing happens, you need to be ready and prepared when there will be a case filed against you. Hiring a nurse attorney can definitely help you in facing cases.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Mission, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eleven (11) months.
On or about November 27, 2018, the RN miscalculated the carbohydrate count of a Student, and administered an incorrect dose of insulin, in that the RN administered 5 units of insulin, instead of 6 units of insulin, as ordered by the physician. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the incident, the RN states that the student was known to have labile diabetes and the carbohydrate calculations are estimations. The RN states that her concern for the student was to keep his blood sugar from dropping too low during the night.
Due to what happened, the Board has subjected the RN to disciplinary action as it is proved that the RN had violations. Later on, the action made by the RN leads to her voluntarily surrendering her license. This could have not been done if the RN only had hired a nurse attorney for help on such a matter.
If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.