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An experienced nurse attorney 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.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Canyon Lake, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (1) month.

On or about February 23, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN administered Morphine, Ativan, and Phenergan IV push to a Patient without waiting an appropriate amount of time between the administration of the medications to account for drug potentiation. The RN’s conduct could have subjected the patient to over-sedation.

On or about February 24, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN administered Ativan and Phenergan IV push on an as-needed basis but failed to document assessment data to substantiate the reason for administering the medications and the amount to be administered in the patient’s medical record. The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record, and could have injured the patient in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.

In response, the RN states that she administered Phenergan 25 mg IVP and waited 1-2 minutes and administered Morphine 4 mg IVP slowly over a period of 1-2 minutes then again waited 1-2 minutes before administering Benadryl 25 mg IVP slowly over 2-5 minutes by only pushing .25 ml between every 1-2 minutes. In addition, the RN states the medication was given as ordered by the physician and medication that was required to be diluted such as Phenergan was diluted and administered to the patient safely in regard to treatment and further care of the patient. 

As a result, the incident above caused the RN to be subjected to disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and because of the lack of a nurse attorney to help her defend her case, the RN may receive further sanction or even get suspended.

Losing your RN/LVN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. If you’re facing cases such as this, be sure to contact and hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.