A wrong administration of medication and inaccurate medical records can bring a great risk of harm to any patient. It is part of the nurse’s duty to ensure that the patient was administered the correct medication. But if an RN incorrectly administered the wrong medication, there’s a corresponding consequence to it. The Board may summon you and subject you to disciplinary action or even worse than that. But a nurse attorney on the other hand can help you get through such a situation.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and one (1) month.
On or about February 10, 2019, the RN administered Phytonadione 5mg orally to a patient instead of a Phytonadione injection, which was originally ordered by the patient’s physician. Although the RN states she contacted the physician to inform him that the Phytonadione injection was not available at the facility, she failed to document her conversation with the physician and failed to document the physician’s order to administer Phytonadione 5 mg orally to the patient instead of the injection. Further, the RN called the wrong physician. The RN further failed to document her conversation with her Director of Nurses and/or Weekend Supervisor. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and may have caused a delay inefficacious treatment and care decisions.
In response to the incident, the RN states she contacted the provider regarding the lab results and received an order for the Phytonadione injection. The RN further states she was informed by the pharmacy that Phytonadione was only available in the oral form. The RN also states that this information was relayed to both the weekend supervisor and the Director of Nursing. The RN states she then contacted the provider and received a verbal order to administer the medication orally.
Due to this RNs action, based on the evidence received, the Board has sanctioned and put the RN into disciplinary action which was pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code.
Failure to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend your case can lead to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing. Hiring a nurse lawyer could have changed the outcome of the case.
If you have questions regarding the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process. You can contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.