All nurses have orders to be followed to ensure a patient is on the right track to recovery. Missing an order or inaccurate execution of a physician’s order could harm a patient which could result in a poor outcome. And if you are accused of negligence, seek help from a nurse attorney. You should know ways to defend your stand against such accusations or allegations. Hiring a nurse attorney can surely help.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in College Station, Texas, LVN, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about May 11, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital College Station, Texas, LVN failed to follow the physician’s order to administer 500 ml of Normal Saline before and after the administration of the antibiotic, Amikacin, to a patient, as ordered to protect the patient’s renal function. Instead, LVN incorrectly administered 1000 ml of Normal Saline to the patient prior to the administration of the antibiotic. LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer intravenous fluids as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s renal condition.
In response, LVN states that the patient’s renal function was poor, and it was not uncommon to flush a patient with 1000ml instead of 500ml. LVN states that when he opened the Pyxis, the drawer opened on the 1000ml bag instead of the 500ml bag, so he scanned and administered the whole bag.
The above actions constitute 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)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(6)(H).
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend his side but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help him with his case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place his LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.