Every RN/LVN needs a nurse attorney to represent them in facing the Board. As for the reason, some nurses faced inevitable scenarios and questioned their capabilities as care providers. Being stress is always present in this kind of job especially if there is short-staffing, long working hours, workplace hazards, and many more factors. Due to these factors, nurses may make mistakes while at work.
On or about July 25, 2019, through November 7, 2019, the RN withdrew Toradol, Oxycodone, and Hydrocodone from the Pyxis medication dispensing system for patients, but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications
The RN’s 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.
The above action constitutes 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.
On or about July 25, 2019, through November 7, 2019, the RN misappropriated thirty (30) milligrams of Toradol from a patient, one (1) tab of Oxycodone 5mg from the second patient, one (1) tab of Oxycodone 5mg from the third patient, and one (1) tab of Hydrocodone from the fourth patient, belonging to the facility and patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that failure to administer medication as ordered by or clarifying with a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment. Furthermore, the RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that the physician, the facility, and other staff members would utilize the Medical Record to make treatment decisions.
As a result, the RN will be put to disciplinary action by the Texas BON. The decision was based on the evidence presented to the Board which led to the RN’s case. . If the RN will not comply, his/her license will be put at risk. To prevent things such as suspension or revocation, it is a must to have a nurse attorney for support or for defense.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.