Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves false documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Galveston, Texas is just one of the many examples.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about August 2, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, RN withdrew Zosyn 3.75g from the medication dispensing system for a patient and documented that the medication was given, when, in fact, it had not been given. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and could have injured the patient from non-efficacious care.
In response, RN states it was a change of shift and she offered to hang the Zosyn antibiotic that she had not hung at 1700. She scanned the bag as she was instructed to do during orientation and then sat the bag on the counter when she was called to another patient’s room. RN admits she forgot to return to hang the medication. RN points out her nursing experience was in LTC and Rehabilitation and only changed specialties because she was supposed to work in Hospice at the hospital, but when she started to work, she was placed on a Med/Surg unit where she had at least 3 different preceptors during orientation. RN states she has returned to LTC and Rehabilitation and has no desire to try another area of nursing in the future nor does she plan on returning to Texas to work as a nurse. RN points out she provided letters from her current employer showing there have been no problems at her current job and that she has been promoted due to her nursing skills and knowledge.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.