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At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for eighteen (18) years and one (1) month.
On or about August 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN withdrew Oxycodone from the medication dispensing system for patients in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s orders. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of medication in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s orders could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions. Additionally, RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
- RN withdrew Oxycodone from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records and/or Nurse’s Notes. Furthermore, RN bypassed the safety mechanisms in the electronic medical records by not scanning medications before administering them to patients. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent care givers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response, RN states at times, narcotics were withdrawn from the medication dispensing system in excess because there is one medication dispensing system to twenty-eight (28) patients on the unit. Therefore, RN states he would practice proactively and with medication safe handling and administration. He states he would pull out pain medication for patient administration prior to therapy and after therapy to meet the needs of the specific patient. RN states there were times that he had more than one pain medication in his pocket for administration, which is a usual practice for any nurse on the unit. RN states he regretfully bypassed the system during medication administration, due to the workload of patient care on the 7 to 1 patient nurse ratio, but always reviewed the five (5) rights of medication administration. RN states there were also times that the computer system was down or acting up, which prolonged the pain medication administration and in turn, the patient’s pain.
The above actions constitute 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)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(E),(4),(5),(10)(A)&(11)(B).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend his side, but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help him with his case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place his RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.