Nurses facing any cases they never committed should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professional help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they wish to deny. This is just one of the many cases the LVN from Houston should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.
On or about December 14, 2016, through January 2, 2017, the LVN withdrew Hydromorphone from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to document and/or completely and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records. Her 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. Additionally, Respondent’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response to the incident, the LVN states patient care is rushed and mistakes are easily made. She states she had a habit of forgetting to log off the machine without wasting unused medications, especially if there was not another nurse to waste with. She states she believes she forgot to log out of the machine and someone came behind her and dispensed the extra Dilaudid while still logged into her name. The LVN states, regarding the positive drug screen, a large amount of Fentanyl spilled on her hands and arms when she spiked an IV bag. She states she did not get a chance to wash her hands and arms until at least an hour or so had passed.
The LVN was given the chance to defend against her case and present herself to the Board. However, despite her explanation, the Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action but without any suspension whatsoever. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, knowing that she denied the accusations.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.