Facing any allegations can compromise your license and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. Any allegation or complaint could result in the worst, which is why a nurse attorney is needed for such allegation cases. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they think it’s the end for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed at a hospital in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years.
On or about October 4, 2019, the RN allowed an unlicensed person, who is a family member of the patient to administer a controlled substance pain medication to the patient’s stoma. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient.
On or about October 5, 2019, the RN inappropriately allowed an unauthorized family member of the patient to refuse medications on his behalf, although the patient was competent to make the decision for himself. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from medical decisions made against the patient’s wishes.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she did allow the patient’s ex-wife, and responsible third-party, to assist her by administering pain medication via the patient’s stoma. The RN states that the patient’s ex-wife had experience caring of the patient and had administered medications through patient’s stoma on many occasions. The RN states that she had no previous experience with medication administration via the stoma. The RN states that the administration occurred without incident and the medication was effective. And also the RN states that she attempted to administer patient’s ordered medications on the afternoon of October 5, but they were refused by his ex-wife. The RN explains that as the patient’s responsible third party, his ex-wife had the right to refuse on the patient’s behalf. The RN states that she documented this refusal, and the patient’s physician confirms that there was no harm or potential harm from this event. The RN states that she gave the report before 4:00 pm and transitioned the patient to the care of another nurse.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in which the RN has clearly violated a nursing regulation. Where the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN.
The RN could have received a different ending result if he had consulted and ask assistance from a nurse attorney. But he failed to hire a nurse attorney that has led to the decision of the Texas Board of Nursing.
Regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who have helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.