The role of a nurse is very essential in patient care. A patient’s recovery with long-term health outcomes is implicated by the quality of care that nurses give to their patients. Although they give such quality care, a lot of factors hinder nurses from giving such care. Sometimes nurses make mistakes in providing patient care and can be counted as a violation of the Nursing Practice Act or to any related rules and regulations of nursing. If you are an RN and such a situation happens, always remember that a nurse attorney can help.
On or about August 18, 2017, an RN was employed as a Supervising Registered Nurse at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. The RN has failed to ensure if a medication error was documented when a staff nurse administered three times the ordered dose of Valium to the patient.
This had resulted in an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care and put the RN in a worse situation. The RN had reported that a different patient had received Valium three times the prescribed dose.
The evidence submitted was sufficient cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code. As a result, her RN license was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. The RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case that led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing. Hiring a nurse attorney is such a great help on the RN’s end, this could result in a different outcome of the decision of the Board.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for a nurse attorney.