When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek a Texas BON Attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about March 27, 2018, while employed as an RN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Abilene, Texas, RN initiated administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) to a patient at a rate of 88ml/hr, instead of 25ml/hr as per physician orders. RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer TPN as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition
In response, RN states both she and her preceptor read the TPN order incorrectly and administered the TPN at the incorrect rate.
On or about April 11, 2018, while employed as an RN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Abilene, Texas, RN administered two (2) incompatible medications, calcium gluconate and sodium phosphate, simultaneously into the central venous catheter (CVC) of a patient, causing the medications to crystalize and clot the aforementioned catheter; subsequently, the patient underwent a procedure to replace the central venous catheter. RN’s conduct contributed to the patient requiring a second procedure and was likely to injure the patient from adverse complications of crystalized medications and CVC insertion, including damage to central veins and bleeding.
In response, RN states the medications were co-administered through the central line at the direction of her preceptor.
The above actions constitute 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),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas BON Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach an experienced Texas BON Attorney, Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney who has represented more than 200 nurse BON license 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.