The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. An RN in Dallas if found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations as well as charged with a case may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about November 6, 2019, An RN in Dallas who was employed as a Registered Nurse and was assigned at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months failed to verify medication administration orders of insulin for a patient. Further, the RN improperly warmed the insulin in a microwave prior to administration; causing the insulin to become cloudy. Subsequently, the patient self-administered eight (8) units of insulin from the cloudy vial. The RN’s demeanor has exposed the patient to risk of harm from cloudy and/or compromised insulin and failure to administer medications as per physician orders could result in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s Type I diabetes.
Another incident happened on or about November 6, 2019, the RN failed to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality in that the RN allowed the parent of the patient to access the medical supplies belonging to another student to obtain a ketone testing strip. Her action was a breach of confidentiality and unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm from emotional distress.
In response to the said incidents above, the RN apologizes and also states that she regrets her actions. She also states that she was feeling stress working in school nursing, and she listened to a student she was told was very knowledgeable about her disease and treatment plan. The RN adds that she did not ask the right question when she was asked to warm the insulin though she knew it was against her previous knowledge and experience.
As a result, the RN’s conduct put her into disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. She failed to hire Texas BON lawyers to fully defend her case and would not have led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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