The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN 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 January 14, 2018, while utilizing a Privilege to Practice Practical/Vocational
Nursing from the State of Arkansas and employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Texarkana, the RN inappropriately administered twelve units of regular insulin to a patient without a valid physician’s order; furthermore, she failed to notify the physician of the medication error and recheck the blood glucose level;
Additionally, the RN failed to document the administration of the twelve units of insulin in the insulin log. Her conduct created an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to the risk of harm from the administration of extra doses of medication without a physician’s order.
On or about February 8, 2018, the RN failed to document elevated percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube residuals for a patient. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response to the incident, the RN states she has never administered insulin to a patient without an MD order or without rechecking a high glucose level. In response to the other incident, the RN states the PEG residuals for a patient were not more than 20ml for the shift. She additionally states she remains watchful as the resident has a history of aspiration.
Because the RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined for violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulations.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas criminal nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.