Facing any allegations may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
On or about June 17, 2016, an RN from Austin admitted a patient but failed to clarify whether his blood sugar levels should be monitored and failed to speak with oncoming staff, supervisors, and management to ensure the patient received dialysis the following day. Upon admission, the patient was a new admit from acute care, required dialysis, had a diagnosis of diabetes, and an order for the antidiabetic medication, Glyburide. Four (4) days later, the patient was found to have critically low blood sugar levels, which did not respond to interventions, had not received dialysis for five (5) days, and had to be transferred to a local emergency room, where it was determined that the patient had also had a heart attack. The RN’s conduct may have contributed to the resident suffering the effects of low blood sugar.
In response to the incident, the RN admits that although she admitted the patient around 10:30 PM, notified the Resident Attending Physician of the admission and clarified admitting orders, she did not ask the Physician if blood sugar checks should be done. She also admits that although she documented the patient’s dialysis needs in the 24-hour nursing communication sheet, she did not speak to any staff about the need for dialysis on Monday.
However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to defend her.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.