Correct medical records can result in improvement of patient care while poor, incorrect, and incomplete documentation can result in poor quality patient care. This is one of the most common issues that health practitioners are facing especially on the part of nurses. But hiring a nurse attorney for this matter can make it easy and can result in a good outcome.
Such incident happened to an RN on or about August 14, 2019, through August 19, 2019, while the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, she failed to accurately document in the medical record the correct dosage of Risperidone to be administered to a patient. Subsequently, the RN administered Risperidone to the patient in excess of the prescribed amounts. Her conduct created an inaccurate medical record and exposed the student to an increased risk of harm from adverse effects of Risperidone, including possible headache, dizziness, tremors, and/or uncontrollable muscle movements.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she incorrectly read the prescription label and documented the patient was to receive two (2) tablets of Risperidone at lunch instead of one (1) tablet. She also states that the medication was incorrectly administered over four (4) days before she discovered the error. She added that the error was then promptly reported to school administration and the parent, and a medication error report completed.
But due to this incident and was not able to look for a nurse lawyer for help, the Board had put the RN into disciplinary action. This can also put her license in suspension, worst is revocation of license. The Board is responsible for evaluating, reviewing complaints, and taking disciplinary actions when needed. It can also be said that the Board has jurisdiction over such matters.
So, you should hire someone that can help you with complaints. A good and experienced nurse lawyer is what you need for a good defense. If ever you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.