Documentations have been a signature specialty of a Texas nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves false documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Irving, Texas is just one of the many examples.
An incident happened to an RN in 2018. At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN in a medical facility in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) years and nine (9) months.
On or about January 14, 2018, while employed as a Charge Nurse in a medical facility in Irving, Texas, RN withdrew Hydrocodone 10/325 and Hydrocodone 5/325, from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to accurately document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR). More specifically, RN documented administering the medications before they were dispensed. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent care givers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose.
On or about June 17, 2018, while employed as a Charge Nurse in a medical facility in Irving, Texas, RN withdrew Hydrocodone 10/325, from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, and was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(G),(10)(B),(10)(C),(10)(E) & (11)(B).
Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing imposed a disciplinary action on the RN and his license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.