A wrong administration of medication can bring a great risk of harm to any patient. It is part of the nurse’s duty to ensure that the patient was administered the correct medication and also in a timely manner. But if an RN incorrectly administered the medication, there’s a corresponding consequence to it. The Board may summon you and subject you to disciplinary action or even worse than that. But a nurse attorney on the other hand can help you get through such a situation.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.
It was on or about April 2, 2015, when the RN administered Lyrica 200mg to a patient instead of 100mg that was ordered. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of Lyrica in excess dosage of the physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
And then on or about April 2, 2015, and April 7, 2015, the RN administered Methadone 2.5mg to another patient instead of the 5mg that was ordered. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In regards to the incident above, the RN’s action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217. 1 1C)(AJ&(1)(C),and 22 TEX, ADMIN. CODE §217.12C1)(A),(1I)B)& (4). This became the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing had imposed to take the LVN and her license into discipline.
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 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.