Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you in facing against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about July 21, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Corpus Christi, Texas, the RN inappropriately delegated the task of administering intravenous Fentanyl for a patient to an Emergency Room technician.
Additionally, the RN failed to identify whether the employee was qualified to perform said task, and to ensure that the administration of said medication was accurately documented in the patient’s medication administration record (MAR).
Her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that delegation of nursing duties to an unlicensed professional who does not have the appropriate education and/or training may not be able recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a patient’s condition, thereby placing a patient in potential danger.
The RN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case. As a defense to the accusations filed against her, the RN states this late night/early morning seemed particularly hectic and she felt he needed assistance so she requested another employee to help. She states this person was not familiar to him, but she believed her to be a Registered Nurse largely due to her attire.
The RN further states this employee was wearing navy blue scrubs, which she understood to signify an employee’s position as a Registered Nurse. She states he asked this employee to administer the pain medication, and later to document the administration in the MAR. She further states this incident, while not excusable, was certainly not intentional.
The RN further states at the time her mistake was discovered, she immediately admitted to her mistake and took responsibility
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a 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 Texas, 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.