As frontline health care professionals, nurses are the true heroes who risk everything to care for patients. During this time of fear and stress, practicing nurses have worked long shifts. The physical and mental exhaustion, lack of knowledge, and in many cases, lack of skills to care for patients can lead to disciplinary action. But if a nurse is summoned for disciplinary action, it is best to ask a nurse attorney for assistance and guidance in facing the Texas Board of Nursing.
On or about October 25, 2017, through January 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in McAllen, the RN incorrectly transcribed patient consents. Her conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate information on which to base their decision for further care.
On or about March 1, 2017, the same RN incorrectly transcribed medications and allergies from patients’ medication lists into the electronic database, and incorrectly transcribed physician’s orders to the operative consents. Her conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate information on which to base their decision for further care.
On or about May 9, 2017, the RN accessed her husband’s medical record without an authorization form on file. Her conduct was likely to deceive or injure the patient in that disclosing confidential information to an unauthorized individual could cause unnecessary psychological stressors.
On or about April 13, 2017, the RN failed to complete the required anesthesia assessment forms for three patients prior to surgery. She exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from disclosure of her confidential medical information without her written authorization
On or about May 22, 2017, the RN incorrectly informed a patient to stop one of her medications. This error resulted in the cancelation of the patient’s surgery. Her conduct resulted in a delay in medical treatment.
During the hearing, the RN states that she was a novice nurse and has since remediated her practice of documenting care at the time it was provided. Regarding accessing the medical record without authorization, the RN states she was not aware that she needed to have authorization on file at the facility since the patient was her husband and that the authorization for him to access the patient’s medical record was on file at the physician’s office.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a McAllen nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in McAllen, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.