Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced Conroe nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as an Agency Registered Nurse (RN) in a hospital in Conroe and had been in that position for one month.
On or about September 5, 2018, the RN exceeded her scope of practice when she administered Fentanyl and Versed to a patient for sedation, without valid physician’s orders.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.
In response to the incident, the RN states the physician visited with the patient, obtained consent for the procedure, and left the room. The RN states she helped the patient onto the table and the patient became anxious and started to cry and complain of pain.
The RN states she made multiple attempts to contact the physician but did not hear back from him. She admits she administered medication, in line with the facility policy, at a lesser dosage than what would induce “moderates”, the intended purpose was only to mitigate the pain and anxiety.
The RN also states that she confirmed the appropriateness of her actions with another RN and the physician was notified. She states the physician was away for approximately 40 minutes and did not object after he was notified.
Your RN license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes, or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a Conroe nurse attorney is your best option.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.