All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of their license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given the opportunity to be heard with the help of a nurse attorney. This is part of their right to due process.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a health facility in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and eight (8) months.
On or about December 14, 2017, through January 7, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse and in the role of Charge Nurse, the said RN failed to accurately and/or completely document the administration of medications and their associated wastage for several patients on her unit, for which she pulled the medications from the facility’s medication dispensing system and administered the medications to the patients in an effort to assist the patients’ assigned bedside nurses.
In terms of the incident that occurred, According to the RN, as the charge nurse, she was responsible for addressing the patient’s issues immediately. The RN also states when the primary nurse was busy she administered medications and informed the primary nurse of her actions. It was mentioned by the RN that the nurse assigned to the patient was responsible for documenting the medication.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case against the Texas Board of Nursing. She was disciplined and her license was suspended.
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