Ensuring accurate and complete documentation of medications given to patients is very crucial for the patient’s recovery. One mistake can harm the patient’s well-being. RNs are mostly known to do such mistakes. Such mistakes can lead to disciplined licensed. But with the help of a nurse lawyer, you can prevent such discipline.
An incident like this happened, on or about September 1, 2019, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months. The RN failed to complete and accurately document the Medication Administration Record of the patient the administration of Boost Nutritional Supplement twice daily as per provider orders.
Additionally, the RN failed to withhold the patient’s iron supplement one week prior to a scheduled diagnostic capsule esophagogastroduodenoscopy as per physician orders. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to withhold medications as per provider orders exposed the patient to risk of harm from delayed diagnostic testing.
In response to the incident, the RN states that the patient had a healthy appetite and was receiving the Boost Nutritional Supplement as ordered. He further states that he forgot to withhold the iron, and also states he immediately notified the diagnostic lab and rescheduled the exam for the next available appointment.
Due to this RNs action, based on the evidence received, the Board has sanctioned and put the RN into disciplinary action which was pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code.
Failure to hire a nurse lawyer to fully defend your case can lead to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing. Hiring a nurse lawyer could have changed the outcome of the case.
If you have questions regarding the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process. You can contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.