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On or about November 20, 2018, and November 21, 2018, while employed as an ICU Staff Nurse in College Station, the RN failed to verify that the armband date of birth was correct before administering a unit of platelets to a patient.
The next shift nurse verified the patient’s date of birth, found it incorrect on the wristband, and replaced it with a corrected armband. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from failure to follow safe medication administration processes.
On or about November 21, 2018, the RN administered a unit of platelets to a patient almost seven hours after the order was given. In addition, she failed to notify the oncoming nurse that the second unit of platelets that had been ordered still needed to be administered. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from ineffective and delayed treatment.
On or about November 26, 2018, the RN failed to titrate the Levophed intravenous (IV) infusion for a patient in order to sustain a mean arterial pressure (MAP) of 65, as ordered. In addition, she infused the Levophed as the second infusion but programmed it on the IV pump as the primary infusion. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from ineffective treatment and from failure to follow safe medication administration processes.
On or about November 28, 2018, the RN failed to mix the antibiotic Zosyn, with the intravenous (IV) sodium chloride which was infused into a patient. Consequently, the patient received only the IV sodium chloride and no antibiotic. The next shift nurse discovered the error, notified the pharmacy, and the Zosyn administration was re-timed. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from ineffective and delayed treatment.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving LVNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.
In response to the incidents, the RN states that she missed that the patient’s arm band was off by 1 digit when she read it out loud. She relates that there were no adverse effects to the patient. In response to the other incident, the RN states she infused several units of blood products, and that there was confusion regarding what the patient had already received the rN elates that she discussed this at length with the oncoming nurse.
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