Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence and medical malpractice, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner and the Owner of health care and wellness facility in College Station, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about April 26, 2018, through November 7, 2020, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner and the Owner of a health care and wellness facility in College Station, Texas, RN ordered medications for a patient without adequately assessing the patient and documenting the rationale for ordering medications, such as pertinent diagnoses and an individualized treatment plan. RN inappropriately prescribed NP Thyroid to the patient, who had normal thyroid hormone levels, and whose continuing lab results after starting the medication reflected values indicative of hyperthyroidism. In addition, RN inappropriately prescribed and administered testosterone pellets to the female patient, who experienced sustained high testosterone levels above 250 ng/dL. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse effects of unnecessary hormone dosing.
In response, RN states that she is a certified BioTE provider and follows BioTE protocols and algorithms when treating both men and women for hormone replacement therapy. RN states that she followed treatment protocols to dose thyroid replacement based on T3 levels, not TSH or T4 levels. RN states that she has been trained to focus on the patient’s symptoms rather than a specific lab value, and dosage is based on height, weight, and symptoms.
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)(M)&(4)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.
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. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.