In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to legal counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that if a nurse attorney can’t represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
An incident happened on or about September 13, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN incorrectly administered fourteen units of insulin to a patient that had a status of nothing per mouth (NPO). The order stated to only give the insulin with meals. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse effects of critically low blood glucose.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she did give the patient insulin and as soon as she realized there was an NPO order, she immediately reported the action to the charge nurse, and the patient was stabilized. The RN states this was accomplished with the charge nurse’s direct supervision and guidance.
Because of the misconduct committed by the RN, as a result, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN to disciplinary action as well as her nursing license. This happened to the RN the reason that she failed to hire a nurse attorney who is reliable in such a situation.
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