Many people want to become LVN or RN nurses in the state of Texas. These individuals strive hard in finishing their nursing degree in order to qualify for the board examination handled by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This only shows that this kind of profession is really popular in the country. Since the number of professional nurses keeps on increasing every year, the government of Texas has enacted certain rules and regulations for the protection not only of the patients but even the nurses themselves.
Notwithstanding these laws, there are still a high number of registered nurses who keep on violating the statues and special laws enacted by the government. This is the primary reason why there are many complaints filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). One of the nurses involved in a particular case is Cassandra.
While she was employed as a registered nurse, she withdrew Hydromorphone and Hyrdrocone for multiple patients. However, he was not able to record the said transactions. He failed to document, or accurately and completely document, the administration of Hydromorphone and Hydrocodone. At the same time, he also forgot to record signs, symptoms, and responses to the medication in the patient’s Medication Administration Records.
A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the RN nurse’s capability to perform the essentials functions and duties. While the case was being heard by the BON, it was shown that the act of respondent RN nurse was likely to injure patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in overdose.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint. The BON ordered for the suspension of his professional nursing license. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend his interests and rights before the Board. 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 Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.