Every nurse needs a nurse attorney to represent them in facing the Board. As for the reason, some nurses faced inevitable scenarios and questioned their capabilities as care providers. Being stress is always present in this kind of job due to many factors. Due to these factors, nurses may make mistakes while at work.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Mc Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for thirty-four (34) years and one (1) month.
And on or about September 3, 2019, the RN failed to perform glucose checks on a patient prior to feedings that were scheduled every two (2) to three (3) hours as part of the Meditech Order Set for At-Risk Newborns. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the newborn from complications of undetected, abnormal blood glucose levels.
On or about September 18, 2019, the RN failed to perform a glucose check every twelve (12) hours on a patient as ordered by the provider. Instead, the RN changed the order that was dated September 15, 2019, from active to complete without performing the test. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the newborn from complications of undetected, abnormal blood glucose levels.
On or about October 6, 2019, the RN failed to implement the Glucose Standing Medical Order for the patient, who was born to a mother with gestational, diabetes, within thirty minutes of birth at 1458. Instead, the nurse on the next shift performed the first glucose reading for the newborn in 1931. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the newborn from complications of undetected, abnormal blood glucose levels.
In response, the RN states she has no recollection of missing these blood sugar readings. And that the RN states she asked the practitioner to stop blood sugar monitoring on this infant, who was receiving breast milk via oral-gastric tube, because of trauma to the infant’s heels from punctures, but the practitioner possibly failed to put in an order to stop testing. Additionally, the RN had controlled gestational diabetes, had the infant skin to skin, and suckling at the breast the majority of the time. The RN states she repeatedly asked the mother to call when after feeding so the blood sugar could be done, and it was within normal limits when it was done by the nurse on the next shift.
The following incident had caused the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or referred to as the Board to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. She should have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications on the case. Having a good and reliable nurse attorney around during a trial or any proceedings can result in a different outcome.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors outside or during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. You may contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.