When facing any charges it is best to seek help from a Grand Prairie nurse attorney. A nurse attorney is someone who represents RNs and LVNs in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly on demanding conditions.
However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
This is what happened to a certain LVN in Grand Prairie, Texas in 2008. During the time of the initial incident, she was employed in a healthcare facility in Grand Prairie and had been in the position for seventeen years.
On or about June 12 2008 while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Grand Prairie, the RN engaged in the intemperate use of Morphine in that she submitted a specimen for a reasonable suspicion drug screen which resulted in positive for Morphine.
The use of Morphine by a Registered Nurse while subject to call or duty could impair the nurse s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s condition and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational accurate, and appropriate assessments judgments and decisions regarding patient care thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
On or about December 19, 2013, the RN withdrew one 1 Mingvialof Mo bin and one 1 50 ing vial of Dernerol from the Medication Dispensing System Pyxis for two patients but failed to document the administration of the medications or accurately and completely document the administration of the medications in the patient’s Medication Administration Record MAR and or Nurse s Notes
Her conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients which could result in an overdose. Her conduct placed the hospital in violation of chapter 481 ControlledSubstances Act of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
During the hearing, the RN states she took a Fioricet pill offered to her by a friend but had no idea the Fioricet contains Codeine. She states the hospital does not believe she needs to enter the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses TPAPN and does not believe her ingestion of a single Fioricet constitutes a relapse she acknowledges one instance where she failed to waste eight 8 milligrams of morphine
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. In response to the incident, the LVN states after assisting the patient to the commode, she left the patient at that time to go and answer other call lights on the unit. She states the patient’s bathroom call light alarmed and while she was making her way back to her room, the patient had apparently tried to transfer herself from the commode back to the wheelchair unassisted, and fell.
The LVN states patient was found on the floor in the bathroom in her wheelchair. She states she immediately called the RN to come in to assess the patient. She states the patient was not in any apparent distress and no notable injuries but stated that she did hit her head.
The LVN further states the LVN continued to assess the patient at that time and then the patient was safely transferred back to her bed. She states she does realize that she should have used better judgment during this particular situation.
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 LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced Grand Prairie nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Grand Prairie nurse license 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.