Proper monitoring and timely intervention to a patient’s urgent needs or during emergencies is true should be error-free as this could have an aggravating effect on a patient’s health status during treatment. It should be in a nurse’s perspective to give the proper care to patients and will have a patient send home because he or she is well and was provided the intended care needed with less to no mistake to avoid dealing with complaints and accusations in the future and on the other hand, a nurse attorney is someone who can help you when experiencing such scenario or if you will be facing the Board due to your misconduct.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Travel Nurse at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
It was on or about January 27, 2020, while employed as a Travel Nurse and on assignment to care for a laboring patient, the RN failed to appropriately monitor and intervene in response to fetal heart rate decelerations and instead continued to increase the infusion rate of Pitocin, in increments quicker than 30 minutes apart, as ordered. Additionally, the RN initiated an amnioinfusion for the patient without first confirming the ordered rate. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm
in that failure to administer medication as ordered by the physician could have resulted
in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she notified the physician when the patient began having variable decelerations with contractions. The RN states she stopped the Pitocin, gave an IV Fluid bolus, and the decelerations resolved. The RN states that the patient was turned approximately every 30-50 minutes.
The above incident resulted in disciplinary action for the RN. The Board has arrived with the decision to discipline the RN due to the RN’s misconduct. Having to deal with such a case is never easy if you are alone fighting the case. It will be easy and surely will have a different result that is in favor of you, if you have hired a nurse attorney prior to facing the Board and before the hearing starts.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process; you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.