Nurses do their jobs objectively, but they should not just go by the book. Patients need someone who they can rely on during their journey to health improvement, someone who they can entrust their safety during their stay at a hospital. But for a slight mistake for RNs can be a big impact on their career and their license. That is why every RN who is facing the consequences of their mistake needs a nurse attorney for help and defense.
At the time of the initial incident, a nurse was employed as an LVN Charge Nurse at a hospital in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about December 19, 2019, through December 20, 2019, the LVN administered insulin to a patient, multiple times, using the Insulin Aspart Pen-Injector that had previously been used to administer insulin to a different patient who was positive for Hepatitis C. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from exposure to blood-borne pathogens, including Hepatitis C.
On or about December 19, 2019, through December 20, 2019, the LVN administered insulin to a patient, multiple times, after using this patient’s Insulin Aspart Pen-Injector to administer insulin to a different patient. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
In response, the RN states she did not know she could not share insulin pens between patients. The RN states she used a clean needle and wiped the top off with an alcohol swab each time before attaching the needles each use, and she did not think sharing the insulin pen could have caused any patient harm.
As a result, the RN’s own conduct has put her into disciplinary actions as decided by the Texas Board of Nursing. If only she did not fail to hire a Texas BON lawyer for the defense, then this would have not led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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