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At the time of the initial incident, RN was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a medical facility in College Station, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.
On or about April 8, 2020, while employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a medical facility in College Station, Texas, RN failed to properly assess and/or document the assessment of a patient, prior to prescribing fluconazole (Diflucan) for the patient’s report of a yeast infection. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from medication prescribed without appropriate physical assessment.
In response, RN reports on April 8, 2020, the patient was seen, with no family present, and due to the severity of the reported signs and symptoms, the patient was diagnosed with a vaginal yeast infection, was prescribed Diflucan, and was informed that since the medication had to come from the pharmacy and it could take a couple of days to arrive.
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)(D), (1)(M) &(4)(A), 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4) and TEX. ADMIN. CODE §222.10(a)(3).
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.