The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN license in danger. Therefore, nurses need a Texas nurse attorney to defend their case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for seventeen (17) years and six (6) months.
On or about April 6, 2020, through April 23, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in McAllen, Texas, RN withdrew one (1) Oxycodone Acetaminophen 10mg lab, two (2) Oxycodone 5nng tabs, two (2) Hydrocodone APAP 7.5mg tabs, one (1) Hydrocodone APAP 5mg tabs, four (4) Hydrocodone Acetaminophen 325/10mg tabs, one (1) Hydromorphone 1mg vial and two (2) Alprazolam 1mg tabs, from the medication dispensing system for six patients, but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes and failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. RN’s conduct could have injured the patients, left medications unaccounted for and could have deceived the hospital pharmacy.
In response, RN states that the documentation failures described in Finding of Fact 7 were not reflective of her nursing practice and that she has improved her documentation practices over the last two years. RN further states that malfunctions of the medication scanners on the unit and workload were contributing factors.
The above action constitutes 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)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. 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 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.