Proper monitoring and correct administration of medication to a patient are true should be error-free as this could have an aggravating effect on a patient’s recovery during treatment. It should be in a nurse’s perspective to give the proper care to patients and will have a patient send home because he or she is well and was provided the intended care needed with less to no mistake to avoid dealing with complaints and accusations in the future and on the other hand, a nurse attorney is the one who helps nurses go through such trouble.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months,
An incident happened on or about October 20, 2019, the RN failed to re-assess a patient within thirty minutes after he intravenously administered a second dose of four (4) milligrams of morphine. The patient had been experiencing low blood pressure. Subsequently, the blood pressure of the patient decreased further and required additional interventions in order to manage the patient’s change in condition. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to timely reassess the administration of narcotic medication placed the patient at risk for undetected complications such as hypotension or respiratory depression.
In response to the incident, the RN states that he gave a second dose of morphine an hour or more after the first dose. The RN also states that the patient was experiencing 9/10 pain and his systolic blood pressure was borderline hypotensive in the 100’s. And states that he administered the second dose of morphine with the intent of notifying the physician should the patient’s blood pressure drop lower. The RN states that about thirty minutes later, he was exiting a different patient’s room and his preceptor notified him that the patient’s blood pressure was about 85-90 systolic. The RN states that his preceptor informed him that she notified the physician and carried out orders to administer intravenous fluids.
As a result, the RN will be facing a disciplinary sanction from the Texas Board of Nursing. The RN could have saved himself if only he had a nurse attorney around to help him with the case. This sanction could further harm his nursing license without the help of a nurse attorney.
So you should never hesitate to seek help. If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.