Every nurse needs help from a nurse attorney and to represent them in facing the Board. Some nurses faced unprecedented situations and negligence at work. Being stress is always present in this kind of job especially if there is short-staffing, long working hours, workplace hazards, and many more factors. Due to these factors, nurses may make mistakes while at work. One of these examples is an RN from Arlington, Texas.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and ten (10) months.
An incident happened on or about September 17, 2019, the RN inappropriately administered 0.3mg of Epinephrine by intravenous push (IVP) to a patient she is assigned to instead of intramuscularly (IM), as ordered. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse complications of epinephrine administered IVP (Intravenous Pyelogram), including increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure.
In response to the incident above, the RN states that she inadvertently administered the 0.3mg Epinephrine IVP (Intravenous Pyelogram), instead of IM (Intramuscularly). The RN states that she immediately informed the physician and states they both promptly informed the patient and parent of the error. The RN states that there was no malicious intent behind the medication error and also states she completed remediation as per her supervisor’s instructions.
As a result of the RN’s conduct, formal charges were filed against the RN. The evidence received is sufficient cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, to take disciplinary action against the RN. This decision made based on the information and evidence received by the Board. A notice was served in accordance with the law in which the RN shall comply.
Every nurse case has different results at the end of each hearing. The result is based on the decision of the Board and if an RN has a nurse attorney for the defense. A nurse attorney who has a lot of experience in handling nurse cases is what an RN needs when facing the Board.
The RN involved in the incident mentioned above has failed to hire a nurse attorney and has to face the results given by the Board. Don’t be like her, know the ways, and be prepared always.
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