You can actually receive the best defense possible through a nurse attorney even if you experienced a simple error at work. This is what a certain RN should have done when she faced a complaint regarding the conduct that she committed during her shift. Believe it or not, the incidents are the reason why she was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about October 28, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to administer three (3) vials of Dilaudid 2mg, as ordered by a physician, in that she did not adhere to the ordered pain scale. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about October 28, 2017, while employed, the RN withdrew one (1) vial of Morphine 4mg from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. The RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about October 28, 2017, the RN misappropriated one (1) vial of Morphine 2mg from the patient’s medical record or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and the patient of the cost of the medication.
In regards to the incidents, the RN denies all allegations against her. But her denial doesn’t stop the Board from subjecting her nursing license to be disciplined.
The story of the RN only shows how challenging it is to keep hold of your RN license in Texas. Make sure that you know how to avoid a similar situation like this from happening in the future. Prepare yourself by engaging the services of a nurse attorney.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by text or call nurse attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.