An incorrect administration of medication can bring a great risk of harm to any patient. It is part of the nurse’s duty to ensure that the patient was administered the correct medication and also in a timely manner. But if an RN incorrectly administered the medication, there’s a corresponding consequence to it. The Board may summon you and subject you to disciplinary action or even worse than that. But a nurse attorney on the other hand can help you get through such a situation.
At the time of the initial incident, Respondent was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for fifteen (15) years.
It was on or about March 22, 2017, an RN failed to administer Heparin 5000 units to a patient, as ordered by the physician. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
On or about March 24, 2017, again, the RN failed to administer Methylprednisolone to a patient as ordered. The medication was ordered to be administered every 6 hours, and the RN administered the medication to the patient after 53 minutes and then administered a subsequent dose after 3 hours and another dose after 5 hours. Respondent inappropriately administered 180 mg of the medication to the patient within 9 hours. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from unnecessary administration of extra doses of medication without a physician’s order.
On or about March 28, 2017, the RN failed to timely administer Ondansetron to a patient when the patient was complaining of nausea. The RN’s conduct may have caused the patient to suffer from nausea for an unnecessary period of time.
As a result of the above incident, the RN will be placed in disciplinary action by the Board. This puts the RN in a bad situation. 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.
You should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys 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.