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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves inaccurate documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Brownsville, 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 Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) weeks.

On or about March 4, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, RN inaccurately documented the administration of Oxycodone for patient A, after she scanned the wrong patient’s wristband, and that patient did not receive the medication. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record for other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care.

RN was evaluated by a doctor. His evaluation results stated that RN accepted responsibility for her mistake in administering the Oxycodone and attributed her error to “a chaotic morning.” Based on the current neurocognitive evaluation, she does not appear to have a chemical dependency problem. The doctor concluded that RN is fit to practice nursing at this time without interventions and believes she is not a risk to herself, her patients, or others at this time. If RN chooses to continue working as a nurse, she should make it a practice to inform her supervisors if she is having difficulty in managing her nursing duties or if she is feeling overwhelmed.

In response to the above incident, RN states she did not intentionally document a false administration record for that drug. She did make a medication error.

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 §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B)&(1)(C).

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. 

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.