An untimely administration of medication can bring a great risk of harm to any patient. It is part of the nurse’s duty to ensure that the patient was administered the medication in a timely manner. But if an RN untimely administered the medication, there’s a corresponding consequence to it. The Board may summon you and subject you to disciplinary action or even worse than that. But a nurse attorney on the other hand can help you get through such a situation.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) years and eleven (11) months.
An incident happened on or about October 12, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at the hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and assigned as the Charge Nurse, the LVN failed to ensure that the patients received their scheduled medications at 1500 and 1700, as ordered by the physician after the medication aide failed to arrive for her scheduled 1400 to 2200 shift. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the residents in that failing to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in the residents suffering from adverse reactions and/or non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the incident, the RN states she did not have the medication keys for the hallway in question, so she was unable to pass any medications.
Because of the incident, the RN was put into disciplinary action by the Board. However, the RN failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her with the case and made her regret not hiring a nurse attorney.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.