When facing any form of accusations, having the support of a proficient Texas nurse attorney is crucial in navigating the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing in Texas holds complete authority over cases that have the potential to impact the license of registered nurses (RNs) or licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), ranging from license suspension to disciplinary measures or even license revocation.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical center in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately three (3) years and four (4) months.
On or about November 15, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical center in Abilene, Texas, RN inappropriately administered Magnesium Sulfate 2g intravenously to a patient as a bolus, over fifteen (15) to twenty (20) minutes, instead of over two (2) hours, as ordered without clarification of the order or collaboration with the ordering provider. Additionally, the patient experienced burning at the site and required Benadryl. RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm in that the patient had a reaction to the bolus administration.
In response to the above incident, RN states she was under the impression that the Mag Sulfate was ordered as a smooth muscle relaxer for the patient’s COPD exacerbation. According to RN she was looking at the order with another co-worker because she was unable to find her preceptor. The coworker stated that in these scenarios, they give their Mag Sulfate over 20 minutes and much of the time the doctor enters the order incorrectly. RN states she administered the Mag Sulfate over 20 minutes and the patient had a reaction of burning that required Benadryl.
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)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(N) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.