Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving a nurse-client relationship, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about July 1, 2012, through August 4, 2012, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a university hospital in Dallas, the RN withdrew Hydrocodone, Morphine, Zolpidem, and Fentanyl from the Medication Dispensing System for patients, but failed to document, or completely and accurately document the administration of the medications, including signs, symptoms, and responses to the medications, in the patients’ Medication Administration Records and/or nurses notes.
The 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. Furthermore, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs.
Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579