A wrong administration of medication can bring a great risk of harm to any patient. It is part of the nurse’s duty to ensure that the patient was administered the correct medication. But if an RN incorrectly administered the wrong medication, there’s a corresponding consequence to it. The Board may summon you and subject you to disciplinary action or even worse than that. But a nurse attorney on the other hand can help you get through such a situation.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
The incident happened on or about July 13, 2019, the LVN was on an assignment at Rehabilitation. The VLN incorrectly gave a patient the wrong morning medications, including Furosemide, Carvedilol, Hydralazine, Lisinopril, Gabapentin, Trospium, Aspirin, and Potassium Chloride. Subsequently, the patient was transported to the hospital and admitted for observation. The LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm from the administration of medication without the physician’s orders.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she does not recall if she administered the wrong medications to the patient. She asserts that while acting as an agency nurse, she was tasked with doing the morning medication pass. She also states that when she asked for assistance from other nurses, she was told to do it herself. The LVN states that it was right after this that the incident occurred. The LVN states that after the incident occurred, the other nurses did assist her with other patient’s medication administrations. She acknowledges that she did make statements at the time that she may have made a medication error, but her statement only acknowledges that there was an incident, without actually defining what the incident entailed.
Because of the incident, the LVN was put into disciplinary action by the Board. However, the LVN failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her with the case and made her regret not hiring a nurse attorney. Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.