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Administering medications, particularly insulin, outside the parameters of a physician’s order is a serious breach of medical protocol and patient safety. Patients rely on healthcare professionals to accurately follow their prescribed treatments to ensure their well-being. When such protocols are violated, it can lead to significant health risks and complications. A nurse attorney can play a vital role in cases involving medication errors, ensuring that patients’ rights are protected, errors are rectified, and steps are taken to prevent similar incidents.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a health care facility in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and three (3) months.

On or about February 2, 2022, through February 24, 2022, while employed as an RN at a health care facility in Sugar Land, Texas, and assigned as the charge nurse, RN inappropriately administered insulin to a resident outside the parameters of the physician’s order on seven (7) occasions. The resident had a physician’s order to hold insulin if her blood sugar was below 110 mg/dL, however, RN continued to administer insulin to the resident despite her blood sugar readings being less than 110 mg/dL. As a result, on February 24, 2022, the resident became severely hypoglycemic and was admitted to the nearest hospital where she was diagnosed with and treated for metabolic encephalopathy. RN’s conduct may have contributed to the resident’s change in condition and subsequent hospitalization.

The above action constitutes 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A), (1)(B)&(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 his 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. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.