A complaint at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it was the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) week.
On or about the 2nd of May, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to wear a mask as required for sterile technique when changing the dressing on a patient’s central line. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it exposed the patient to the risk of infectious pathogens and central line-associated bloodstream infection.
It was on or about May 17, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN administered an intravenous medication to Patient 1 at the wrong infusion rate. The said RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
An incident happened on or around June 20, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN also failed to verify the physician’s order, including the rate of infusion, prior to administering intravenous medication to a patient. In addition to that, the RN failed to observe safety precautions when she failed to recap a needle when she left the room to obtain additional supplies. The said RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to observe safety protocols could have placed a patient at risk of receiving medication at an incorrect rate or exposure to infectious pathogens.
In the aftermath of the incident, the RN admits that she failed to put on a mask while changing a patient’s dressing. The RN also admits that she infused the medication at the wrong rate. Respondent states that she ran the infusion slower than the order stated. The RN mentioned that she had already reviewed the physician’s order and the rate of infusion. According to the RN, she did not realize her supervisor expected her to have the order in her hand and carry it over with her to the medication and compare it. The RN also stated that she was preparing an intravenous medication when she reached for an alcohol wipe and found the small basket empty. The RN mentioned that there was no patient in the chair, but she had an uncapped needle in her hand and walked five to ten steps to obtain alcohol wipes, and returned to the medication room.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you have questions about defending your license from allegations placed on you, it’s best to contact a nurse attorney who has years’ worth of experience. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An will surely assist you once you contact him at (832) 428-5679 for consultation or further inquiries.