Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended properly by a nurse attorney. An RN from San Antonio, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses being filed with an accusation.
On or about May 7, 2015, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in San Antonio, Texas, the RN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited signs of impaired behavior, including, but not limited to: shaky and slurred speech. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ 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.
Subsequently, during the said date, the RN withdrew Dilaudid from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and Nurses’ Notes.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose.
Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She denies everything including the alleged impaired behavior as well as the failure to document the medication.
However, the Board states that her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation 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. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579