Nurses are here to provide care and help patients during their wellness journey. Having a license as an RN/LVN was never easy. Nurses will have to live by strict ethics and follow all laws in nursing to provide the proper and the best care to all patients. But if an RN or an LVN violated any of these laws and ethics, they’ll have to face the Board. That is why RN’s need a nurse lawyer for the defense.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and three (3) months,
On or about September 2, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at the hospital in Carrollton, Texas, the RN bypassed the safety mechanisms in the electronic medical record by failing to scan breast milk prior to administering it to the infant. As a result, the RN administered another patient’s breast milk to the infant.
The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the infant to a risk of harm from possible exposure to infectious diseases and/or medications. Formal Charges were filed against the RN.
In response to the incident, the RN states that scanning of breast milk was her practice; at the time of this event, it was not routine practice to utilize the Cerner documentation form. The RN was not shown the empty syringe and can offer no explanation for the alleged error. The RN notes that the handling and scanning/documentation of breast milk were not quality assurance criteria that were monitored for compliance. She also states that she recognizes the importance of documentation and has formally furthered her education to include the pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing as well as obtaining Pediatric Nurse certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).
Due to this incident, the RN was put into disciplinary action by the Board pursuant to Section 301,452(b)(10)&(13) of the Texas Occupations Code. The RN shall need to comply otherwise; her license will be suspended or revoked as well as privileges as an RN will be removed. The Board has full jurisdiction over this matter.
She failed to hire a nurse lawyer to fully defend her case and led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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