A skilled and knowledgeable nurse attorney can provide utmost assistance over cases such as misappropriation of medication that you may deny committing. However, a lack of a nurse attorney could subject you and your license to any possible sanction depending on the severity of your misconduct.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Conroe, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about May 13, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to document a reassessment of a patient’s vital signs after the nurse technician documented an elevated blood pressure reading of 172/83. In addition, the RN failed to notify the charge nurse and/or the patient’s provider of elevated blood pressure readings. The RN’s conduct could have injured the patient from clinical care decisions based on incomplete assessment information.
In response, the RN states that she personally rechecked the patient’s blood pressure after the Patient Care Tech told her it was elevated. Her result was 150/80, so she uploaded the vital signs via the portable machine. Later, she realized the blood pressure reading had not been uploaded so she entered a note in the computer stating such and notified the Charge Nurse. In addition, the RN states she reported this to the oncoming nurse and kept a personal account as to patient care concerns.
Therefore, based on the findings of the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN received disciplinary action to ensure further safety and accurate documentation as she works in the future which may also serve as her lesson learned. She could have hired a nurse attorney for instances such as this.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced and the right nurse attorney for your case. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.