An experienced nurse attorney in Tyler has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on December 15, 2018was one of those examples.
On or about December 15, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Tyler, the RN inaccurately documented verbal orders for Fentanyl 100mcg for a patient in that the provider intended for the dosage to be 50mcg at the time and 50mcg later, if needed.
In addition, the RN allegedly inaccurately documented verbal orders for Promethazine 25mg for a patient without provider authorization in that she received the verbal order from a provider not assigned to the patient and who had not seen the patient.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient. In addition, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient’s suffering from adverse reactions.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN to defend herself. During the hearing, the RN states she received both orders verbally from one of the two Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) working in her area. She states she administered the Fentanyl as the FNP instructed. The RN admits she did not realize the patient she ordered the Promethazine for was assigned to the other FNP until the other FNP approached her and advised her of her error, the RN states no harm came to the patients. She states she does not remember returning the medication.
However, without valid evidence and an experienced nurse attorney to help her, the RN lost the case.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.