Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a Texas BON attorney assists you against the case. A nurse attorney can be your best line of defense against any cases. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a pediatric hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eleven (11) months.
On or about October 1, 2019, while employed as an RN at a pediatric hospital in Allen, Texas, RN failed to unclamp the Alprostadil (Prostin) drip for a patient with ductal dependent pulmonary circulation, when she changed the intravenous line tubing and administered a new bag of the medication at 18:00. Subsequently, the oncoming nurse discovered the clamped tubing during her line checks at approximately 18:45. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient due to the failure to receive necessary medication, especially since the medication is ordered as a continuous infusion due to its short half-life.
In response to the above incident, RN states that the event occurred at the end of shift when there were many tasks that needed to be completed for the patients, including care plans, documentation of education, feedings, and diaper output, line changes and documentation thereof, as well as medication administration. RN states that nurses on the unit frequently stay after shift to complete documentation. RN states that the error was quickly found by the oncoming nurse during line checks. RN states that the lines had just been changed and the medication had not been clamped more than a few minutes because she was still in the process of scanning the fluids that she had just hung, including the Alprostadil.
The above 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 §217.11(1)(A),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(4)&(6)(A).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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