Nurses are to provide the proper care need by patients. Following a medication order from a physician is one most important things for patient care to avoid incorrect administration of medicine to patients. If such an order can’t be followed, it is likely to bring harm to the patient and be bad to your nursing license. Even a simple mistake or a simple form of negligence could constitute grounds for violation and could receive a disciplinary sanction. It could be the end of your nursing career. Such cases can be handled and can be dealt with with the help of a nurse attorney. You should be aware that it is best to be ready in any way before facing the Texas Board of Nursing.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
It was on or about August 28, 2019, the RN incorrectly administered fifteen (15) units of long-acting insulin to a Patient at 20:51, when the medication was not due to be administered as the patient had already received the ordered daily dose in the morning. Subsequently, the Patient experienced hypoglycemia the following morning with a blood glucose level of 48 dg/ml. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from the adverse effects of hypoglycemia, including confusion, seizures, and loss of consciousness.
In response to the incident, the RN states that he followed the facility’s protocol by checking the blood glucose level of the patient because the patient was scheduled to receive Lantus insulin at 9:00 pm. The RN states that he retrieved the medication and called a second nurse to verify the medication and the dose to be administered. The RN states that he administered the Lantus, as ordered after they both checked the order.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to put her into the discipline as a result of her actions. But she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case. 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.