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Serious offenses are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied over the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, a RN in Sherman failed to do so.

On or about August 3, 2017, the RN administered Lovenox in the abdomen of a patient without clarifying with the physician where the surgical site was located.  Additionally, she failed to document the site for the injection in the patient’s medical record.

Subsequently, the RN admitted to administering the injection in the patient’s abdomen where the patient had a procedure of 360-liposuction.  Her 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. Furthermore, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the physician, the facility and other staff members would utilize the Medical Record to make treatment decisions.

 In response to the allegations filed on her, the RN states that it is standard practice that Lovenox is always given in the abdomen, with MD orders specifying where on the body the injection should be given if the doctor’s orders deviate from the norm.

The RN states that the off going RN was extremely specific that the Lovenox must be given at 2200,  but never stated  that  it  should  be given anywhere other than the normal location.  She states  that  the  doctor’s  written  instructions  indicate  not to give the Lovenox  “in a surgical  site”, which she took to mean not in or around an incision. She states that the patient was tightly wrapped in a binder around her mid-section, and her thighs were also wrapped   in ace bandages.   

The RN states that none of the surgical sites were noted in the patient’s chart.  She states that without being able to remove the binder and actually see where any incisions were located, she carefully looked for a place to inject the Lovenox.  She states that she had the patient stand up and lean on the bed, while she found a good injection site which was the lower left abdomen   and not a surgical site.   

The RN states that  she  documented the  drug  she administered to the patient and the route, but did not indicate the actual location of the lower left abdomen  as she was extremely busy with this patient  and not used to paper charting.

The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.

Serious offenses may compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.

The Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.