The assistance of a nurse attorney is valuable if you’re facing a case before the Texas Board of Nursing. Your defense can be strengthened further if you’re going to face the Board, even if your case is multiple instances of failure to follow a procedure. There are times when mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular RN from Brownsville, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about April 21, 2019, through May 22, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN withdrew one (1) tablet of Acetaminophen/ Codeine (Tylenol #3) 300/30mg and one (l) tablet of Zolpidem 10mg from the 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.
On or about April 21, 2019, through May 22, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN misappropriated one (1) tablet of Acetaminophen/ Codeine (Tylenol #3) 300/30mg and one (l) tablet of Zolpidem 10mg 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 of the cost of the medications.
On or about April 21, 2019, through May 22, 2019, the RN withdrew one (1) tablet of Acetaminophen/ Codeine (Tylenol #3) 300/30mg, one (1) tablet of Zolpidem 10mg, and one (1) injection of Morphine 2mg/ml from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patients which could result in an overdose. Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substance Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response, the RN states that the allegations are false and unfounded. But still, this put her in a bad situation. The Texas Board of Nursing will subject the RN to disciplinary action which may also put her license at risk.
However, without the help of an experienced nurse attorney, the RN’s defense led to the suspension of her license.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the complaint against her. She lost the case simply because the RN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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