Accuracy in documentation is very important for the well-being of a patient. The patient’s progress in health relies on this very important matter. Once inaccurate and incomplete documentation of the patient’s diagnosis or medication can really put a patient in danger, the patient’s life will be at risk. It is the responsibility of an RN to take that into mind. A nurse’s priority is the well-being of the patient. Nurses tend to make mistakes on the documentation and can receive sanctions from the Board. If this happens, an RN should be prepared. Hiring a nurse attorney for such a matter is important to avoid further punishment from the Board.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and three (3) months
An incident that involves an RN happened on or about March 19, 2019, while the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at the hospital in Plano, Texas, the RN inaccurately documented in the Medication Administration Record of a patient administration of midodrine, pramipexole, and carbidopa-levodopa; however, the RN failed to actually administer the medications to the patient and left the medications at the patient’s bedside. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and exposed the patient to the risk of injury in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
In response to the incident that the RN was involved in, the RN states he was distracted by the patient’s acute change in condition. The RN further states the medications had been prepared and he asked the on-coming nurse to administer them.
As a result of the RN’s misconduct, the evidence received is sufficient to prove the RN’s violation. Which is cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and to take disciplinary action against the RN. An RN should know how to properly defend herself/himself from such a predicament. Hiring a nurse attorney is the best solution to the RN’s case.
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