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At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about May 6, 2020, through May 7, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Beaumont, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
1. RN withdrew morphine from the medication dispensing system for three (3) different patients but failed to document the administration of the morphine in the patients’ medication administration records and/or nurse’s notes. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose.
2. RN withdrew morphine from the medication dispensing system for a patient in the excess frequency of the physician’s order. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of morphine in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
In response to the above incidents, RN acknowledges that her documentation was less than faithful to what is expected and accepts full responsibility for her lack of complete documentation. Furthermore, RN provides that this was an inadvertent oversight, and she accepts full responsibility for her conduct in this regard.
The above actions constitute 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)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.