Facing any misdemeanor or criminal issue may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
On or about December 14, 2016, through January 2, 2017, an RN from Houston allegedly withdrew Hydromorphone from the medication dispensing system for patients and failed the follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. Her conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On the same day, the RN misappropriated Hydromorphone belonging to the facility or patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent the misappropriation of Hydromorphone. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
During the hearing, the RN 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. The RN 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 RN states, regarding the positive drug screen, a large amount of Fentanyl spilled on her hands and arms when she spiked an IV bag. The RN stated she did not get a chance to wash her hands and arms until at least an hour or so had passed.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.