A license provides assurance to the public that a nurse does meet the predetermined standards in providing quality healthcare to those people who are sick. That is why a revoked or a suspended RN license can greatly affect an RN’s career and also their life, but this can be prevented if only an RN hires a nurse attorney for any cases they will be having. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from suspension or revocation just because they weren’t able to hire a nurse attorney to defend them.
An incident happened on or about August 11, 2019, an RN who was employed at a hospital in Midland, Texas, failed to verify the blood glucose level of a patient in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and/or the glucometer prior to administering and co-signing for the administration of Novolog 4u subcutaneously. The patient’s blood glucose was 67mg/dl at 0818 and decreased to 60mg/d1 approximately twenty minutes after Novolog was administered at 0858. Subsequently, the patient required treatment for hypoglycemia. The RN’s conduct may have exposed the patient to an increased risk of complications of hypoglycemia.
About the incident, the RN states that she takes accountability for her actions. She also states that the incident was a result of systems error and/or factors beyond her control, including, (1) that an incorrect morning blood glucose level of 229 mg/dl was reported by the Technician assigned to perform the blood glucose screens and it was this reported level that Respondent treated; (2) the hospital had incorporated a policy (over the objection of bedside nurses), for the purpose of billing, that delayed the registering of the result from the glucose monitor into the patient’s chart; and (3) there were significant time demands on her, in that in addition to her patients, she was also precepting a new employee.
Thus, the RN’s actions were the reason that the Board has adjudicated the case and put her into disciplinary action. Her actions were clearly a violation of the nursing practice.
She has failed to hire a Texas BON lawyer to fully defend her case that had led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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