Following a physician’s order is very important in treating a patient. It also comes with accurate and correct documentation of the medical order to surely treat a patient correctly and will result in the patient’s recovery. Any form of negligence in providing care may result in the worst. But before the worst thing happens, you need to be ready and prepared when there will be a case filed against you. Hiring a nurse attorney can definitely help you in facing cases.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a nurse at a facility in Frisco, Texas, in the Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit.
On or about August 8-10, 2016, the RN treated a patient who was in the Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit and was on Propofol, a sedative. The patient was very ill and could not speak for him/herself.
The RN increased the dosage of the patient’s Propofol drip without a physician’s order, failed to notify the attending provider of blood pressure concerns, and failed to check the patient’s Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) score when she increased the Propofol dose.
As a result, the Board may impose a disciplinary sanction against the RN and further sanction may apply such as revocation of the RN’s license. The RN failed to hire a nurse attorney that leads to the outcome that he is in. It is really important that you have someone who you can rely on when such a thing happens. Hiring a nurse attorney is very worth a try for RNs who are having a hard time with their cases.
If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you can 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.