There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Incomplete or inaccurate documentation is just one of the common mistakes an RN or an LVN commits. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular RN from Bryan, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eight (8) months.
The incident that happened on or about June 27, 2018, through September 25, 2018, involves an RN, wherein the RN had withdrawn two (2) tablets of Tramadol, one (1) tablet of Acetaminophen-Codeine 300-30mg, one (1) tablet of Alprazolam, and one (1) syringe of Morphine, from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to document and/or completely and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurse’s Notes. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients which could result in an overdose. Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substance Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
As a response regarding the incident, the RN neither denies nor admits to the allegations or accusations placed on her. Therefore, based on the findings of the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN received a disciplinary action to ensure further safety and accurate documentation as she works in the future and may also serve as her lesson learned. She could have hired a nurse attorney for instances such as this.
So if you’re summoned by the Board for a hearing against your case if you ever made a minor mistake at work, it’s best to consult a nurse attorney first. For further information and you wish to schedule a private consultation, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An can assist you by calling his number at (832) 428-5679. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, is an experienced nurse attorney who handled various nurse cases since 2006.