RNs and LVNs who are legally bind due to their work need legal representation. There are thousands of attorneys who can help people with their legal difficulties, but an LVN or an RN will want to find one who understands her job. A nurse with a problem may seek the help of San Antonio RN lawyers. Unfortunately, an RN from San Antonio failed to do so, which resulted in a disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing.
On or about June 14, 2019, the RN allegedly failed to document and completely and accurately document the administration of Hydrocodone in that she signed out one tab of Hydrocodone 5/325mg for a patient, but actually removed two tabs of Hydrocodone at that time and administered both tabs to the patient. The RN only documented one tab as being administered.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Subsequently, the RN signed out one tab of Hydrocodone 5/325mg for a patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. Her conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response to the incident, the RN states she was very stressed during this time due to professional and personal reasons. She states she was moved multiple times to different halls in the middle of her shifts and was told to chart things that did not happen on her shift because the other nurse was staying too long after her shift. The RN also admits to having poor nursing judgement due to the stress. The RN states she would never do harm to her residents. She states her drug screen was negative and no medications were found on her person.
However, without valid evidence to prove her innocence, the RN was disciplined and suspended.
The RN could have defended herself by hiring San Antonio RN lawyers on her side. However, she failed to do so, which led to her license being suspended.
If you have been summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, you need legal representation in the person of a Houston nurse attorney. Find the right nurse attorney in Houston to help you with your needs. Contact San Antonio RN lawyers Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.