Every patient’s treatment and medication need to be aligned with a physician’s order as it is very important to ensure effective and efficient care. It will be a problem if a nurse administered medicine without a physician’s order. A nurse may face disciplinary action because of it, so you need to be careful and if this happened, you need a nurse attorney to help you deal with it.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about March 4, 2018, while employed, the RN administered Tylenol #3 to a patient without a physician’s order. Additionally, the RN later called a nurse practitioner and requested she writes an order for Tylenol #3 for the patient. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of Tylenol #3 to patients without a physician’s order could result in the patients suffering from respiratory depression.
On or about March 4, 2018, the RN administered Tylenol #3 to a patient but documented the patient had no pain at the time she signed the medication out. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of Tylenol #3 could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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