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At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and seven (7) months.
On or about March 5, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, RN withdrew Dilaudid from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medication. RN’s conduct left medication unaccounted for and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Another incident happened on or about June 12, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, RN administered Verapamil, a blood pressure medication, to a patient instead of the ordered Versed, a sedative. Failure to administer medication as ordered by a physician could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
In response to the above incidents, RN states she failed to waste the remaining Dilaudid after she was asked to go with the patient to Phase II. Furthermore, RN states that when she took the vial out of the Pyxis, she saw “Ver” on it and believed it to be Versed, but when she and a witness attempted to waste the medication, they discovered that she had instead withdrawn Verapamil.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.