The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN license in danger. Therefore, nurses need a nurse license attorney to defend their case.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at an assisted living facility in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years and seven (7) months.
On or about September 17, 2019, while employed as an RN at an assisted living facility in El Paso, Texas, RN administered 2.5 milliliters of Morphine to a resident through the resident’s gastrostomy tube instead of 0.25 milliliters sublingual as ordered by a physician. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the above incident, RN states that although she takes responsibility for her error, she believes that there are strong mitigating circumstances associated with this medication error. RN states she had volunteered to work a double shift the day prior, and on the following morning when she reported to work, she was assigned to another high acuity floor outside of her typical unit. She was tired from the double shift of the prior day, and then on this next shift went to another unit where patients were much more ill, and where she did not have adequate staff to assist her. She was exhausted and made the error but did admit to it immediately. The patient was not harmed.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN 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.