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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on March 12, 2016, was one of those examples.

On or about March 12, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Austin, the RN incorrectly documented the administration of Prograf to a patient, immediately prior to having her Prograf blood level drawn. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to expose the patient to the risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.

During the hearing, the RN states that he saw the phlebotomist going into the patient’s room and went in with her. She states that she then was alerted to a Rapid Response call for her other patient, who needed immediate assistance, so she told the patient to take the medication after the blood draw was completed and left the room.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.