In this time of the pandemic, the real heroes are our brave nurses. However, they are aware that if they are not thorough while doing their job, they may face the possibility of being called to come in on a day off to correct charting, or face the fear that if they miss something, they could face disciplinary action. But there is nothing to worry about as there is a nurse attorney ready to help every RN or LVN.
On or about September 26, 2019, through December 18, 2019, an RN in The Woodlands failed to appropriately supervise delegated tasks to unlicensed personnel with regards to monitoring and documenting seizure activity and blood glucose levels for a patient who was developmentally delayed, diabetic, and suffered from myoclonic seizures.
Furthermore, the RN failed to obtain physician orders for the frequency of blood glucose monitoring for the patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from potentially adverse complications of ongoing seizure activity and undetected and untreated fluctuations in blood glucose.
On the same day, the RN failed to completely and accurately reconcile medications prescribed to a patient in that Clobazam, a benzodiazepine, was delivered by the patient’s pharmacy, but not included on the patient’s home Medication Administration Record (MAR). Subsequently, the patient did not receive the ordered medication. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s epilepsy.
In response to the incidents, the RN states all delegated tasks were appropriately monitored.
If you are an RN or an LVN in The Woodlands who faces any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact The Woodlands nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or you may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.