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Ensuring the safe and accurate administration of medications is a fundamental responsibility for nurses. It’s not only critical for patient well-being but also for maintaining the integrity of medical records. Nurse attorneys play an essential role in helping nurses navigate such challenging situations. A nurse attorney is an essential for nurses in situations involving medication administration and documentation errors. Their legal expertise helps nurses understand and fulfill their legal obligations, correct inaccuracies in records, and defend their professional standing when facing potential consequences.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.

On or about September 15, 2021, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, RN failed to administer a continuous Heparin infusion to a patient; additionally, RN incorrectly documented in the medical record that the Heparin infusion was administered to the aforementioned patient. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.

In response to the above incident, RN states the Heparin was administered as ordered.

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)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) 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. 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 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.