Any type of accusation can be defended if there is a skilled Texas nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
On or about September 17, 2018, while employed at a hospital in Fort Hood, Texas with the mistaken belief that a doctor had given an oral order for Propofol, the RN asked the pharmacy technician to withdraw a 100 cc bottle of Propofol, an anesthetic agent, from the pyxis without an order, and instructed another nurse to administer the medication to a patient, who had just been intubated during a Code and was fighting the endotracheal tube. The patient’s blood pressure dropped, and a nurse stopped the Propofol infusion. Additionally, the RN failed to document the Propofol administration in the patient’s medical record.
In response to the incident above, the RN states that he received a verbal order from the physician. The RN states that he did not obtain, order, or administer Propofol without a physician’s order. The RN states that a recorder was present documenting during the Code and another nurse transcribed the notes into the medical record. The RN states he has no knowledge as to why the other nurse failed to record the Propofol administration. Although the RN denies the allegation, the RN agrees to the entry of this order to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation, and to compromise and settlement of the allegations herein.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case against the Texas Board of Nursing. She was disciplined and her license may receive further sanction from the Board.
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