There was an incident where an RN could have hired a nurse attorney for her situation. The said incident happened on or about May 10, 2016, to May 31, 2016, while the RN was employed in Payson, Arizona while training for PTP nursing in Texas.
The incident occurred when the nurse removed five syringes of Morphine in the medication dispensing system of the facility without the physician’s approval. The misconduct would likely cause an injury to the patient. Additionally, the RN did the same incident between May 10, 2016, to June 2, 2016, when the RN removed four syringes of Morphine from the medication dispensing system. This time, she failed to document the administration in the Medication Administration Record. The resulting action would cause inaccurate patient care for the caregivers as they rely on the documentation of the nurse.
What’s worse about the situations is that despite the success of administration to the patient, the RN did not follow the procedures needed for wastage of unused portions of the medications. This caused the medications to be left unaccounted for and caused the RN to potentially deceive the pharmacy. Additionally, all of the said incidents have caused the hospital to violate the Controlled Substances Act of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN a chance to defend her case. However, the RN was not able to attend the hearing filed against her. If she wished to commit for continuing her career properly, she would have contacted a nurse attorney for further assistance in her case. However, she never did a simply gave up her career by surrendering her RN license.
A good nurse attorney could have helped in defending against the case. That’s why it’s always best to seek legal counseling first before deciding whether to say the right words for your defense or if it’s time to let go of your license. For further information or if you want to schedule a private consultation, it is best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by dialing (832)-428-5679.