Facing accusations was not easy especially that you worked hard to get your RN license. Nurses must find a way how to face accusations and if they are to be disciplined by the Board. They should know how to defend their licenses and careers as well. They should also know that a nurse attorney is the one who can help them in such scenarios. One of these examples is an RN in Houston, Texas.
An incident happened on or about July 10, 2019, while an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Houston, Texas, the RN administered Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate to a patient simultaneously, without clarifying the need for both medications with the patient’s physician. Her conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from unnecessary administration of extra doses of Sodium Phosphate.
In regards to the incident that happened, the RN states that she followed the physician’s order as what was written. She states there was nothing in the patient’s orders indicating that the two medications should be given at timed intervals. She also states, after the incident the physician said the Potassium Phosphate was ordered mistakenly.
The said incident has put the RN in disciplinary action by the Board. The violation done by the RN was caused pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code. It is also agreed and ordered that the RN shall be sanctioned.
The RN failed to hire a nurse lawyer that led to this decision of the Board. If he only hired a nurse lawyer, this could have yielded to a different outcome.
If ever 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 attorney Yong.