Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls. This incident that an RN committed, was one of those examples. R100759N3392
On or about October 15, 2007, an RN from San Angelo incorrectly administered medications to a patient that were ordered for another patient. Consequently, the patient had to be closely monitored for several hours. Her conduct placed the patient at risk of adverse effects from medications that were administered without a physician’s order.
As a response, the RN admits that she did administer the wrong medications to the wrong patient and states that she did not follow the 5 “R’s” and did not take the Medication Administration Record into the room with her. She states that she realized what she had done and immediately reported it. Furthermore, the RN states that she continued to monitor the patient.
On or about January 23, 2008,the RN failed to administer “now doses of medications to a patient, including “now” doses of Toradol, Morphine, and Ibuprofen. Her conduct was likely to cause injury to the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious care.
The RN admits and states that she missed the order for Toradol and Ibuprofen, however she asserts that the order for Morphine was written at 1500 and signed off by the unit secretary at 1523. She reports she was off duty at 1500.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
A nurse attorney is someone who represents medical professionals in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly on demanding conditions.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.