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Every nurse needs a nurse lawyer to represent them in facing the Board. As for the reason, some nurses faced inevitable scenarios and negligence at work. Being stress is always present in this kind of job especially if there is short-staffing, long working hours, workplace hazards, and many more factors. Due to these factors, nurses may make mistakes while at work. One of these examples is an RN from Amarillo, Texas.

At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been an RN for fourteen (14) years and four (4) months.

On or about January 26, 2020, while employed as an RN at the same hospital, the RN incorrectly administered a suppository to a patient by accidentally placing it into the patient’s vagina. The RN then attempted to remove the suppository by placing his fingers into the patient’s vagina, without the patient’s consent.

The RN’s conduct caused the patient to feel violated and may have caused delayed distress for the patient which may not be felt until harmful consequences occur.

In response to the incident, the RN states that he administered the suppository with a female nurse aide present, and the patient told him it wasn’t in her anus. He also states that he “palpated” for the suppository but he couldn’t retrieve it so he apologized and asked if the patient could “bear down”. He told the patient that he would get another suppository and apologized again. He added, after he retrieved another suppository from the med room, he informed the charge nurse.

The RN states that the aide came out of the patient’s room and asked him not to go back in.  He was trying to complete his assignment quickly and it was not his intention to penetrate the patient digitally for any reason other than to correct his error.

Therefore, due to this incident, it concludes the result and proves that there is a violation pursuant to Texas Occupations Code, Section 301.452(b) (10) & (13) and subject the RN to disciplinary action. The Board has full jurisdiction over this matter and that this notice was served in accordance with the law.

Due to the mistakes or negligence made by the RN that leads to a bad result, her RN license was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. Failure to hire a nurse lawyer to fully defend her case can lead to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Do 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 lawyer Yong.