Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from San Antonio, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who have been disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
On or about February 15, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department of a medical facility in San Antonio, the RN allegedly accessed the double lumen dialysis port of a patient and infused medications into both ports without an order and without assessing for placement and/or occlusion. Further, the RN documented the line as a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line in the medical record.
The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm by utilizing a designated dialysis catheter for medication administration without the benefit of physician oversight/knowledge and ensuring the catheter was incorrect placement prior to use.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
During the hearing, the RN admits that she made a mistake due to not knowing the line she accessed was a temporary dialysis catheter.
However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579