When facing any charges it is best to seek help from a Corpus Christi nurse attorney. A nurse attorney is someone who represents RNs and LVNs in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly on demanding conditions.
However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about February 17, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric hospital in Corpus Christi, the RN allegedly administered Vecuronium to a patient and awake and alert ventilated patient, without an order and without documenting the administration of the medication, using a previously reconstituted vial of the medication necessitating the patient to receive reversal medications. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient by being chemically paralyzed without concurrent administration of sedation or pain medication and led to an inaccurate and incomplete medical record which was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation in order to provide further patient care.
The RN denied administration of the paralyzing medication when questioned by the patient’s physician and relief nurse which led the physician to believe the patient had undergone a significant change of condition. A STAT head CT was ordered along with reversal medications which returned the patient to baseline and the CT was canceled. Her conduct deceived the healthcare team and was likely to injure the patient from an unnecessary delay in medical treatment.
In response to the incident, the RN states that in no way did she attempt to hide any material facts from his co-workers or employers. Based upon the lack of sleep, the lack of communication with the resident, who did not convey the change in Vecuronium, She did not realize that the medication had been discontinued. Due to the exigent circumstances that occurred with the child, she administered the medication. She was subsequently questioned about the medication and was asleep when she received the call regarding the Vecuronium. Upon awakening, she pieced together what occurred and immediately disclosed everything to her superiors. The RN would like the fact that she immediately cured any and all defects regarding notifications to her superiors to be included.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced Corpus Christi nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.