Negligence at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed for help if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, a RN from Haskell failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about November 2, 2015, while employed as a Staff Nurse, the RN incorrectly administered Norco 7.5/325 mg to a patient. The order was for Norco 10/325 mg. Her conduct could have exposed the patient to a risk of harm from suffering pain unnecessarily.
On or about February 19, 2016, while employed as a Staff Nurse in the same medical facility, the RN again failed to administer Rocephin 1 gm intravenous (IV), as ordered to a patient.
Additionally, she incorrectly administered 1/2 normal saline (NS) with Potassium 20 meg to the aforementioned patient before a nurse caught the error and administered the ordered one-half (1/2) NS at 75 cc/hour.
On or about February 24, 2016, while employed as a Staff Nurse, the RN again failed to administer Zosyn 3.375 gm IV as ordered to a patient. Additionally, she incorrectly administered 1/2 NS with Potassium 20 meq to the aforementioned patient before a nurse caught the error and administered the ordered one-half(1/2) NS at 75 cc/hour.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from delayed treatment, and from adverse effects of taking a medication that was not ordered by the provider.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She states that when she realized she gave the wrong strength of Norco on November 2, 2015, she notified the charge nurse and filled out an incident report.
The RN states that regarding the incident on February 19, 2016, she was not made aware of the incident regarding Rocephin until the Peer Review, but she was aware of the one-half NS error at the time and signed the incident report.
The RN states that regarding the incident on February 24, 2016, she hung the bag but failed to open the clamp, so it did not get administered in a timely manner.
However, her defense and lack of proper nurse attorney to help her resulted in a disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.