It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing any accusations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
This is what happened to a certain RN in Austin, Texas on March 2012. During the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed in a medical center in Austin and had been in the position for more than a year.
On or about August 6, 2018, through August 9, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Austin, the RN administered Atenolol to a patient in excess frequency and dosage of the physician’s orders. Further, the RN admitted to the patient’s mother that she administered 2.5 Atenolol pills twice a day, which exceeded the physician’s orders. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse effects of Atenolol overdose, including possible decreased respiratory effort and cardiac function.
During the hearing, the RN states she completed the medication check-in process with the patient’s mother and wrote down all medications, dosages, and timing of the medications. She states the patient’s mother told her the patient took 2.5 Atenolol pills twice daily and handed her the Atenolol pill bottle.
The RN states she realized the dosage that the patient’s mother told her didn’t match the prescription label on the Atenolol pill bottle. She states she asked the patient’s mother for clarification and the patient’s mother insisted that the order was 2.5 Atenolol pills twice daily. The RN admits the patient was given 2.5 Atenolol pills twice daily.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a letter from 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 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.