When someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a Dallas nurse attorney. R100456N1678
On or about April 21, 2006, while employed as RN in a hospital in Dallas, the RN failed to administer medications as ordered in that she administered Thorazine rectally to a client when the physician’s order was for the Thorazine to be administered orally.
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.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one that has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.
The RN states that when she saw the order on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) she noticed that it was written for oral route only. She states she assumed this was an oversight since she had experience working with hospice patients and most medications were allowed to be given both oral and rectal routes.
The RN states that she had worked with the attending physician in the past and knew that he would agree with administering the medication rectally. The RN states that she paged the physician and he confirmed that it was okay for her to have given the medication rectally. The RN states that in hindsight she should have checked that she had a rectal route order for medications when she realized the patient could no longer swallow.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
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