If you are new to the nursing industry or are currently a long-time registered nurse in Texas, it is sensible to familiarize yourself with the reasons for disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) for certain practices. Also, you need a nurse attorney for the defense before facing the Board.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Staff Nurse and a Home and Community Service Provider at a hospital facility in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) months.
On or about September 6, 201 7, through October 4, 2017, while employed as a Staff Nurse, the RN failed to perform the first supervisory visit, for each unlicensed person administering insulin, within the first two (2) weeks after delegation, to evaluate the proper administration of insulin to a Patient. In addition, the RN failed to perform the second supervisory visit, for each unlicensed person administering insulin, within the second two (2) weeks after delegation, to evaluate the proper administration of insulin to a patient. The RN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient from the effects of improper insulin administration including hypoglycemia and/or death.
In response, the RN states when the patient was transferred, she informed the Director of Nursing that insulin would be delegated to house staff because the patient was stable and receiving scheduled doses of insulin. The RN denies any problems with the delegation of insulin management by house staff for a couple of months, even though the patient’s blood glucose was elevated. In addition, the RN was on vacation when the patient was changed to sliding scale insulin and the Call Nurse in-serviced staff on new sliding scale orders. Staff was instructed to call corporate on-call nurses with blood glucose readings to get further instructions.
Do not let the Texas Board of Nursing provide the sentence to you. Instead, find the right nurse attorney for defense in order to find the right punishment based on your actions because a good defense can always provide good protection, even if it won’t actually save you fully from any accusations or mistakes while at work.
For more assistance regarding your case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832)-428-5679. You can either ask for inquiries or immediately schedule a private consultation with him.