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At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Mission, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and two (2) months
On or about December 23, 2017, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Mission, Texas, RN administered Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) to a patient without a physician’s order. Although the patient was seeking medical care for possible stroke with right-sided weakness, being unable to speak, and drooling, the administration of TPA was contraindicated because the patient had recently undergone a cardiac catheterization for non-STEMI, had a history of a gastrointestinal (GI) bleed, and was experiencing elevated systolic blood pressure.
In response, RN states she assumed the physician had ordered for TPA to be administered because the physician had discussed the pros and cons of administering the medication with the patient’s wife. The patient’s wife verbally consented to the TPA, and all contraindications were checked prior to administration. While the patient may have had a history of GI bleed, TPA guidelines state that administration is only contraindicated if the hemorrhage occurred within 21 days. The patient’s hemoglobin, PT/INR levels, and platelet count were all verified to be within range prior to administration. Recent procedures and bleeding disorders were discussed with the wife prior to administration to which she stated there were none. TPA guidelines also state a blood pressure >185 systolic is contraindicated, in which case the patient’s blood pressure was addressed with Labetalol prior to administration. The administration of this medication was verified with her charge nurse and a 3rd nurse prior to administration also.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.463(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code. The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the nurse and her RN license to disciplinary action.
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