An allegation or complaint could be a serious case, which is why a Garland nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the end of their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope that you can get through such a case with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Garland, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately two (2) years and one (1) month.
On or about November 1, 2019, through November 21, 2019, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Garland, Texas, RN failed to document the administration of one (1) vial of Fentanyl 100mcg, one (1) tablet of Tylenol #3, and one (1) vial of Lorazepam 2mg completely/accurately in the patients’ Medication Administration Record. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record.
Another incident happened on or about November 27, 2019, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Garland, Texas, RN’s coworkers believed that she exhibited slurred speech, an unsteady gait, and appeared dazed. RN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response, RN states that the inaccurate documentation was due to recurring issues with the accessibility and functionality of the facility’s medication scanning and eMAR systems. Furthermore, RN states that after spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Houston, she had driven several hours back to Garland and was unable to get enough rest. As a result, she had taken a nap in her car during her lunch break which caused her to appear disheveled and groggy after returning from her break.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(E)&(4).
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a Garland nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she sought legal consultation from a Garland nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.