Administering medication to patients should be done carefully and must be in the specifications of the physician’s order. Improper administration of medication can cause harm to patients. The accusation of such negligence is common in nursing care. You just need a nurse attorney before dealing with accusation cases.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Lewisville, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and three (3) months.
On or about May 5, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Lewisville, Texas, RN failed to verify patient information prior to administering medications to Patient A. As a result, RN inappropriately administered 750mg of Vancomycin, which was ordered for another patient, to Patient A in error. RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse effects of Vancomycin administration including hypotension and anaphylaxis.
In response to the above incident, RN states she unknowingly administered Vancomycin to the wrong patient. RN states it has always been her practice to use the 8 rights of medication, per policy. RN states in an ideal setting with no distractions and an appropriate workload, she checks the medication label for correct administration time in addition to patient identifiers. The rationale is that the bags are dispensed ahead of time and placed in the medication refrigerator in the unit.
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).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right nurse attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the nurse attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
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