If you have a good defense on your side, a skilled nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit negligence or malpractice while at work. An RN from Brownsville is a perfect example for this scenario.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) years and eleven (11) months.
On or about April 29, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Brownsville, Texas, RN withdrew two (2) vials of Hydromorphone 1mg/ml and two (2) vials of Diphenhydramine 50mg/ml from the Omnicell medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document the administration of the medications in the patient’s medication administration record (MAR) and/or nurse’s notes. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Furthermore, RN failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of any unused portion of the medications. RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response, regarding the documentation of administration, RN states on the date in question she was floated to a new unit. RN states she tried to scan the medications, but the ‘workstation on wheels’ was not working. Regarding the waste, RN states that the facility normally doesn’t record waste for medications that are not controlled substances.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusations laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN / LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.