All nurses have orders to be followed to ensure a patient is on the right track to recovery. Missing an order or inaccurate execution of a physician’s order could harm a patient which could result in a poor outcome. If you are accused of negligence, seek help from a nurse attorney. You should know ways to defend your stand against such accusations or allegations. Hiring a nurse attorney can surely help.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in New Braunfels, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately two (2) months.
On or about November 14, 2019, while employed as an RN at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in New Braunfels, Texas, RN failed to notify the physician when a resident complained of a headache and had elevated blood pressure. RN instead gave a dose of Diltiazem 30mg which was a scheduled medication for the patient but not listed as a PRN. Additionally, RN failed to obtain an order for the additional dose of Diltiazem 30mg he administered. RN’s conduct deprived the physician of the opportunity to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient. Additionally, RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the additional administration of Diltiazem HCl without a physician’s order could result in medical complications.
In response, RN states the resident had an order for the medication four times a day, at scheduled times, but no PRN order. RN also states the resident had pain to the head and neck area, nausea, and blood pressure that was elevated, possibly due to a contusion to the top of the head that happened 3 to 4 days earlier. RN gave the medication to help settle his condition, which it did.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(4)&(6)(H).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.