Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) years and nine (9) months.
On or about November 13, 2016, through November 26, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to obtain written clarification and did not pursue a revised order for Cetirizine and Florastor.
In regards to the incident, the RN states the patient, and the patient’s mother had a face-to-face follow-up with the physician concerning the use of Florastor in August. At that time, the patient’s mother vehemently expressed that she would not give her child the Florastor as it would cause painful bloating, distension, and discomfort to her child keeping him up at night. The physician orally agreed to discontinue the Florastor. The RN noted this in her nursing flowsheet that she sent to Maxim Healthcare Services along with a supplemental physician’s order form on which Maxim was to obtain the written updated order. The physician’s order for cetirizine noted that this over-the-counter histamine was to be administered “until the patient has relief.” In follow-up encounters with the physician, patient, and patient’s mother, the RN clarified her understanding that this was to be relief from seasonal allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, and congestion. Every day that the RN cared for the patient she documented in her nursing flowsheet that he did not have eye problems, nasal discharge, congestion, or compromised respiration.
However, without valid evidence and an expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined. This is just one of the cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An, directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.