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At the time of the incident, Respondent was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Garland, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about June, 22.2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN misappropriated Propofol belonging to the facility and patients thereof in that the RN removed a syringe from the operating room and took it to the restroom. Subsequently, the syringe was found in the restroom. When confronted by the Nurse, the RN stated it was her syringe and said. she’d given herself an injection of Toradol. However, the syringe was tested by a laboratory and was identified as Propofol. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the Indications.
In response, the RN states she was in the operating room preparing a patient for surgery when she saw an empty syringe under the patient’s arm. The RN states she placed the syringe in her pocket and subsequently went to the restroom because she had a migraine. The RN states the syringe fell from her pocket while she was in the restroom stall. The RN states she told the Nurse Manager it was her syringe, but she meant it came from her patient.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) gave the RN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to disciplinary action instead.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse licensed defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 16 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.