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When nurses are in a legal bind due to their work, they will need an Austin nurse license attorney to defend their case. Take note that Austin nurse license attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations. R150159N0840

The story of an RN in Austin happens to be one of them. During the time of the initial incident, she was employed as RN in a medical facility in Austin and had been in that position for two years.

On or about September 9, 2009, through November 1, 2009, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Austin, the RN withdrew and misappropriated Dilaudid and Fentanyl from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to document, or completely and accurately document the administration of, including signs, symptoms, and responses to the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records and/or nurses notes.

Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose.

On or about November 5, 2009, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of marijuana in that she submitted a specimen for a drug screen that produced a positive result for marijuana. Unlawful possession of marijuana is prohibited by Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The use of marijuana by a Registered Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.

During the hearing, the RN states she may have failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation in that she may have inadvertently failed to log out of the Medication Dispensing System.

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. Thousands of attorneys out there offer help people with their legal difficulties. However, nurses will want to find one who understands their job.

In doing so, you need to approach one of the most experienced Austin nurse license attorney, 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.