All nurses have orders to be followed to ensure a patient is on the right track to recovery. Missing an order or inaccurate execution of a physician’s order could harm a patient which could result in a poor outcome. And if you are accused of negligence, seek help from a nurse attorney. You should know ways to defend your stand against such accusations or allegations. Hiring a nurse attorney can surely help.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) years and five (5) months.
On or about April 28, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Edinburg, Texas, RN improperly administered Tylenol to a patient for the patient’s report of a headache without a documented temperature reading, when the physician’s order for the medication was to be given PRN for “fever, temperature greater than 38.3.” RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the above incident, RN states that the patient complained of a headache despite the Tramadol he previously received. RN states that the patient reported that Tylenol was usually effective for him. RN states that she saw that Tylenol was in his medication orders, so she administered the Tylenol to the patient, and failed to notice the lack of the usual “PRN for pain” in the order. RN states that in most order sets, it is standard to have Tylenol available for pain so long as there are no contraindications specific to the patient.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(N) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
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