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At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Richardson, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.
On or about March 17, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to appropriately intervene; including timely notification to the provider, when the patient exhibited altered mental status, hypothermia, a decrease in blood pressure to 74/39mmhg, a heart rate of 41 beats per minute, and decreased oxygen saturation throughout her shift. The RN also failed to provide supplemental oxygen to the patient for the decreased oxygen saturation. Additionally, the RN failed to accurately and/or completely document nursing interventions and/or patient response to those interventions. Subsequently, on the oncoming shift, the patient was transferred to a higher level of care for the treatment of sepsis. The RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from delayed treatment.
In response to the incident, the RN states she contacted the Nurse Practitioner after a slight delay with her assessment findings and received orders. The RN further states she also contacted the physician during the shift. The RN states the patient had good perfusion and was alert and oriented for her baseline.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) to defend her side but failed to do so. She
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