A nurse that was employed at a health care center in Texas had her license revoked due to her lack or responsiveness between the time period of November 2014 through April 2015. The nurse failed to intervene and contact the Director of Nursing (DON), the physician or Medical Director for orders to treat consistently elevated blood glucose reading of 166-552 mg/dl of the patient when there was no response from the physician’s assistance (PA), in addition, no insulin was ordered after she notified the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON).
The nurse has orders to check the patient’s blood glucose reading four times a day, but had no insulin ordered during the patient’s five month stay. Having high glucose levels long-term can be damaging to a patient’s nerves, organs and tissue.
The nurse’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from timely medical intervention as well as ineffective treatment.
As a result of the nurse’s conduct, her license was revoked and she also faced administrative fines of up to $1,200.
Consult a Texas Board of Nursing Case Lawyer Who Can Assist
If you are facing any type of disciplinary action by the Texas BON, even if you think the charges are minor, it does not hurt to consult an experienced Texas Board of Nursing Lawyer who can help you determine the seriousness of your charges and how to best prepare for your hearing to minimize the penalties.
At the Law Firm of Yong J. An, our Texas nurse attorney has over 10 years of experience working with nurses all over Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Ft. Worth, Dallas and even remote areas of Texas. Mr. An has successfully handled several dozens of cases in which nurses were facing disciplinary action by the Texas BON and yielded successful outcomes for his clients.
Consider speaking to a savvy, experienced nurse lawyer today if you need assistance in preparing for a BON hearing or if you anticipate receiving notice from the BON. You can reach Mr. An directly on his cell phone by calling or texting him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679.