A good and experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on May 26, 2016, was one of those examples.
On or about May 26, 2016, the RN failed to administer Metformin and insulin to a patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the resident in that failure to administer tube feedings, treatments and medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
Subsequently, the RN also falsely documented the administration of Metformin in the Medication Administration Record (MAR) of the patient. The patient reported not receiving the medication, and the RN administered the medication later without adjusting the time of administration. Her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medication as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case. She admits and takes responsibility for her errors, lack of attention to details, and follow up on her documentation.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors 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. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.