Facing any allegations of negligence may compromise your career however, a skilled Texas nurse attorney can provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Longview, Texas, and had been in that position for eighteen (18) years and nine (9) months.
On or about April 14, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Longview, Texas, RN administered Primaxin to a patient, instead of the ordered Protonix. RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm from medication administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
In response, RN reports that she was trying to let the patient sleep, so instead of turning on the light and waking up the patient, she took down the Protonix drip that was hanging and hung up the Primaxin bag thinking it was the Protonix. RN states that she scanned the Protonix that she took down instead of the bag she had just hung. RN states that if she would have scanned the Primaxin prior to hanging it, she would have found that it was the wrong bag and not Protonix as ordered. RN states that as soon as she found out that she had hung the wrong medication, she immediately stopped the infusion and informed the patient and the charge nurse about the mistake and followed the procedure for medication errors. RN states that the patient was not harmed by her error.
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)(D)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
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