Facing any allegations may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
On or about June 13, 2015, and June 14, 2015, her documentation on Medication Administration Records (MARs) for a patient for Dilaudid to the patient was inaccurate, in that the pharmacy records for withdrawal from the medication dispensing system at the time of the documented administration did not correspond to the physician order.
Her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide ongoing medical care for the patients.
Subsequently, she failed to document administration Enoxaparin to a patient, as ordered by the physicians. Her conduct was likely to harm the patients in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment.
During the hearing, the RN states she notified the physician and received an Order for the Dilaudid for the patient after the error was realized. She states that she did not see the order for Levaquin on the chart or MAR. The patient was given pain medication that had been pulled under the wrong patient number; when this was realized by the RN when she asked another nurse to witness the waste of excess medication, the error was reported to management. At that point, the RN was asked to give a report and was not able to complete the documentation.
The RN cooperated fully with the BON investigation and states that she has not encountered these difficulties in her nursing career and is aware of her responsibility to obtain adequate orientation before continuing with any nursing assignment.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the LVN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.