Being a nurse and seeing patients recover with such great results is very rewarding to nurses. But nurses tend to do their duties in an inappropriate manner. Poor nursing care can be a result of overworked, long working hours, stress, and many more which are common in nursing. But it should not be tolerated, as nurses are expected to give the proper care needed by the patients. Those nurses who neglect to do their duties properly are sanctioned by the Board. This case scenario for nurses should be dealt with properly with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN with home health and hospice care provider in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about November 18, 2018, while employed as an RN with home health and hospice care provider in Austin, Texas, RN failed to notify the physician that a patient was hypertensive and had an elevated pulse. Instead, RN exceeded his scope of practice by administering one tablet of Propranolol 10mg to the above-mentioned patient, without a physician’s order and from his own personal supply. Additionally, RN gave a 10mg tablet of Propranolol to the patient’s daughter and instructed her to administer the medication to the patient at bedtime. RN’s conduct deprived the patient of appropriate medical interventions and was likely to injure the patient in that administering an anti-hypertensive without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
In response, RN denies that he gave any blood pressure medication to the patient. RN further states that the patient’s vital signs were fine, and her blood pressure was not elevated. RN adds that when he was asked about it the following day, there was confusion and miscommunication between himself and his supervisor.
The above actions constitute 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)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.