An incorrect 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 correct medication. But if an RN incorrectly administered the wrong 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 initial incident, an RN was employed at a hospital in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about December 18, 2018, the RN incorrectly administered a Kinrix (Dtap/IPV) vaccine to the 18-month old patient, instead of a Dtap vaccine, as ordered by the physician. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of vaccines without a physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
And on or about September 16, 2019, the RN administered an MMRV (Proquad) vaccine and a varicella vaccine to [2-month old patient. As a result, the patient received a double dose of the varicella vaccine.
The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from complications associated with the administration of a double dose of a live virus vaccine, including fever, vomiting, and serious allergic reaction.
In response to the incidents regarding the patient, the RN states he had just started working at the clinic and was still learning the different vaccines. The RN admits he missed the Kinrix when he verified the vaccine against the order and noted the Dtap when he administered the vaccine to the patient. Regarding the patient, the RN admits he administered the vaccines in error and states the clinic was very busy that day.
Thus, the RN is facing the consequences of her actions. The Board has to take the RN into disciplinary action since the RN has not been able to have a nurse attorney by her side to defend her.
Having a nurse lawyer around during the trial of your case can change the outcome of the case you are dealing with. So, if ever you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for nurse attorney Yong.