A missed documentation and failure to administer medicine in a timely manner are some of the typical errors or mistakes committed by any nurse. These mistakes may become grounds for the nursing malpractice, and if being accused, you need the right and skilled nurse attorney to help you with the case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about January 15, 2020, through January 16, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Lubbock, Texas, RN inappropriately documented the time she hung and administered Zosyn to a patient. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to further base their care.
In response, RN states she did reenter the patient’s room around 4am to hang Zosyn. RN hung it around 6am but forgot to scan it and manually entered that she gave it. RN explains that the computer has a time it was due, and RN did not change it. RN states she knew this was wrong and that she should always scan her medication.
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)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(B)&(6)(H).
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.