A skilled and knowledgeable nurse attorney can provide utmost assistance over cases that you may deny committing. However, a lack of a nurse attorney could subject you and your license to any possible sanction depending on the severity of your misconduct.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and three (3) months.
On or about March 29, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse (RN), the RN failed to administer Vancomycin 1.5gm to a patient at 1400, as ordered by the physician. Additionally, the RN failed to document the reason for not administering the Vancomycin in the patient’s medical record, The patient did not receive the Vancomycin until the following day at 0243, approximately thirteen hours later. The RNs conduct delayed treatment for the patient and unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Additionally, the RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record.
In regards to the incident, the RN states that Vancomycin is not given on time because it has to be sent by the pharmacy. The RN states the nurses “med request” several times over a period of hours to finally get the medication, causing the nurses to give the Vancomycin late. The RN adds that she did not know she was supposed to document every time she med requested medication from the pharmacy.
Therefore, as a result, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to subject the RN and her license to disciplinary actions. The said discipline shall ensure the safety of the patient, along with a better future for the RN’s career. However, she should have contacted a nurse attorney in order to receive assistance regarding the case, especially if the RN sincerely thinks of it as an accusation.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced nurse attorney. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.