As a nurse and being assigned to a certain role, you need to perform or carry out the role as you are expected to do it right. Being a nurse comes with a lot of responsibilities but just one mistake could turn your career upside down. A lot of RNs can’t avoid circumstances of unexpected events but they can avoid further consequences or punishments to happen with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, and on assignment at the Unit, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
It was on or about February 6, 2020, when the RN allowed and was present when two licensed vocational nurses (LVN) inappropriately initiated peripheral intravenous (]V) access and administered normal saline to two (2) correctional officers, who were not patients at the time, without a physician’s order. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure staff under his supervision in that it created an unsafe environment.
In response to the incident, the RN states that he was present when two (2) LVN‘s initiated IV access and administered normal saline on two (2) correctional officers, but he did not participate. The RN explains that his shift recently worked a code on an offender where they had difficulties securing tubing to hub off the IV. The RN also states that staff had discussed needing to practice this tubing several times since that code occurred. He then states that he had knowledge that LVN’s were practicing starting IVs on the officers, but no knowledge of any medication being administered, only normal saline. The RN states that as a team leader he is at fault for not discouraging this practice and takes responsibility for his error in judgment. The RN states that none of the participants have had any adverse reactions.
As a result of the incident above, the RN was subjected and put into disciplinary action by the Board of Nursing. This will badly affect his RN license if the RN will not act fast before it is too late. Hiring a nurse attorney is the best option for the RN to help him solve his case.
Always remember that an experienced nurse attorney is fully equipped with what is needed to be done when such a scenario happens. Never hesitate to seek help and if you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.