It is very important that patients will receive the proper care they need during their stay at the hospital for their treatment. It will never be good for patients if they are receiving less than enough care that it should be. The incident below shows how an RN in Sugar Land, Texas improperly provides care to a patient. If any RNs would do such conduct, consequences will surely follow. There will be a lot of complaints or you can be summoned by the Board for such matter. If this will happen, never forget that a nurse attorney can help you deal with such a problem.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Staff Nurse at a hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
An incident happened on or about June 29, 2017, the RN administered 25mg of Methadone to a Patient, instead of 2.5mg of Methadone, as ordered. Subsequently, the patient became lethargic, difficult to awaken, was only able to mutter some words, and required transfer to the Intensive Care Unit for continued monitoring. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse effects of Methadone overdose, including possible demise due to respiratory depression.
And on or about March 17, 2018, the RN failed to perform and/or document hourly rounding and a comprehensive assessment of a patient, who was experiencing low blood pressure, during her shift. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse effects of undetected changes of condition.
Then on or about April 15, 2018, through April 16, 2018, the RN failed to perform and/or document hourly rounding and comprehensive assessments of three patients during her shift. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure patients from adverse effects of undetected changes of condition.
In response to the incidents, the RN admits that she inadvertently administered the wrong dosage of Methadone and that she failed to perform and/or document hourly rounding and comprehensive assessments of the patients. The RN states that her conduct was not intentional and that she was dealing with the terminal illness and subsequent death of her mother during the time.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.