Being a nurse is never easy as it is stressful and demanding. But most nurses still find it a rewarding job as they are a big help to patient’s recovery. We sometimes neglect to appreciate their job and the effort they put in taking care of sick patients, whether it is us or our loved ones. And sometimes due to exhaustion and stress, they tend to be negligent that they don’t know might lead them to a more serious scenario. If this happens to an RN, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a nurse attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked.
An incident that involves an RN happens when she was employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Allen, Texas. At the time of the incident, on or about November 25, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, she incorrectly administered Norvasc five (5) milligrams and Lisinopril ten (10) milligrams to a patient. Specifically, the orders for both medications stated to hold the medication if the patient had a systolic blood pressure of less than one hundred and ten (110) mmHg. The patient’s blood pressure at 0830 was 102/64. The RN did not verify that the patient’s blood pressure met the ordered requirements. Subsequently, the patient’s blood pressure decreased to 87/56 mmHg.
The RN’s conduct has exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
Due to the RN’s negligence on duty, this can lead to disciplinary action and can put her license and career at risk. If a filed complaint or case reaches the Board, they have full jurisdiction over the matter that the RN is facing. Once disciplined the RN needs to agree and comply with all the terms of order set by the Board. Failure to do so can subject to disciplinary sanction, including possible revocation of nurse license and the privileges to practice nursing in the State of Texas, as a consequence of noncompliance.
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 attorney 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 a nurse attorney.