Any type of accusation or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Amarillo. Texas, and had been in that position for approximately three (3) years and four (4) months
On or about November 1 5, 2016, while employed, the RN inappropriately administered Magnesium Sulfate 2g intravenously to a patient as a bolus, over fifteen (15) to twenty (20) minutes, instead of over two (2) hours, as ordered without clarification of the order or collaboration with the ordering provider. Additionally, the patient experienced burning at the site and required Benadryl. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm in that the patient had a reaction to the bolus administration.
In response, the RN states she was under the impression that the Mag Sulfate was ordered as a smooth muscle relaxer for the patient’s exacerbation. According to the RN, she was looking at the order with another co-worker because she was unable to find her preceptor. The coworker stated that in these scenarios, they give their Mag Sulfate over 20 minutes and much of the time the doctor enters the order incorrectly. The RN states she administered the Mag Sulfate over 20 minutes and the patient had a reaction of burning that required Benadryl.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.