A nurse is expected to give the best care for patients and also expected to appropriately follow a physician’s order. Any missed order or failure to follow a physician’s order can bring great harm to any patient. This can result in poor recovery result for any patient. If an RN is involved in such conduct, a nurse attorney can help in any way.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for two (1) years and nine (5) months.
On or about January 25, 2019, the RN failed to conduct point-of-care (POC) blood glucose monitoring checks every two (2) hours on a patient, despite reviewing the order at 22:30. Subsequently, no POC blood glucose checks were conducted on the patient until January 26, 2019, at 07:18. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of experiencing unrecognized clinical complications.
In response to the incident, the RN states he made an error and simply missed this order to assess the blood glucose every two hours as ordered by the PCP. He states at times their unit has a PCT/CA to assess the blood glucose on the unit but he doesn’t believe they had one that night.
As a conclusion to the behavior and actions made by the RN, the Board has come to the decision that the RN shall be subjected to discipline. This is cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code. The RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case and had led to this decision of the Board.
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