Nurses can be working in different conditions. Not only do they have to endure long hours of work, but they also experience working in an understaffed and sometimes poor working environment. The tendency is that they sometimes commit small negligence which in turn could lead to more serious complaints from the patients. An RN or LVN who is experiencing such difficulty at work and facing allegations and accusations shall need to consult a Garland Nurse Attorney.

On or about January 1, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Garland, the RN allegedly failed to document the behavioral event where a patient had an altercation with another patient, received Emergency Medication Injections three times, and required the use of behavioral restraints. Her conduct created an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that other caregivers lacked sufficient information on which to base the patient’s care.

On or about May 29, 2006, the RN failed to transcribe a physician ordered Motrin for a patient into the patient’s medical record, although she documented she notified the physician of the patient’s dental pain and received an order for Motrin. Her conduct resulted in an incorrect medication order which was subsequently used by other nurses and was likely to injure the patient from medication administered without a physician order.

 

Subsequently, the RN failed to document pain assessments for the patient. Her conduct created an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that other caregivers lacked sufficient information on which to base the patient’s care.

 

The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.

During the hearing, the RN admits that she may not have entered the order in a timely manner, although she entered the order in her nursing notes. She also reports that she wrote an order on September 9, 2016, and on September 10, 2016, for Motrin. The RN further states that there are documents that are highly relevant that were not provided by the hospital.

 

However, the RN failed to hire a Garland nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.

Attorney Yong J. An is a Garland 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.