The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a skilled nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

A perfect example of this incident happened on or about May 10, 2013, when an RN from El Paso, Texas administered two doses of Phenergan 12.5mg, IVP (intravenous push), without a physician’s order, to a patient.

Subsequently, the patient exhibited symptoms indicative of a change in neurological condition, including confusion, restlessness, and involuntary muscle spasms, and was eventually transferred to a higher level of care for evaluation and observation.

The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse reactions to excessive amounts of Phenergan, such as drowsiness, generalized weakness, respiratory depression, and altered mental status.

On or about the said date, the RN also failed to document changes in the neurological condition of a patient, including confusion, restlessness, and involuntary muscle spasms, in the medical record after she administered two doses of Phenergan 12.5mg, IVP (intravenous push), without a physician’s order. The patient was subsequently transferred to a higher level of care for evaluation and observation. Her conduct may have been deceptive, resulted in an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient from ensuing clinical care provided without the benefit of complete and accurate information.

When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she is a single parent recently divorced. She explains she provided for her child instead of paying her student loan, but she has contacted Texas guaranteed & is in the process of setting up a payment plan.

The RN also states she did administer 2 doses of Phenergan 12.5 but not before she walked over multiple times to discuss the patient with the physician’s nurse because the physician was out of the office. She states she again notified the physician’s nurse when the patient proceeded to have neurological symptoms for further instructions from the physician. At that time, according to the RN, is when the Clinical Manager intervened and the Physician whom the Clinical Manager worked for came to evaluate. She explains she notified the physician of the events and received orders to administer Benadryl and if no improvement send the patient to ER. The RN stated she sought a physician’s order from the physician’s nurse who was in direct contact with him.

However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.

Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.