Allegations and complaints while at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire the right nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and ten (10) months.
On or about July 2, 2020, through July 4, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Fort Worth, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN allegedly administered fourteen (14) Tylenol #3 tablets and three (3) Ultram 50mg tablets to a patient, who had a pain level of 7/8 out of 10, outside the parameters of the physician’s order. The patient had physician’s orders to receive Tylenol #3 for mild pain (1-3), Ultram for moderate pain (46), and Morphine for severe pain (7-10). Additionally, RN failed to document the reason for administering the Tylenol #3 and Ultram instead of Morphine, in the patient’s medical record. RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from ineffective pain management. Additionally, RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have complete information to base their decisions for further care.
- RN allegedly inappropriately administered Morphine and Tylenol #3 and/or Tramadol, to the above-mentioned patient at the same time and outside the parameters of the physician’s order. RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from ineffective pain management and was likely to injure the patient in that failing to administer pain medications as ordered by the physician, could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
In response to the above incidents, RN states she documented a reason for every administration of pain medication. RN admits she administered the Tylenol #3 and Ultram at or around the same time but denies that it was improper or done outside the parameters of the physician’s order.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(5),(10)(A),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.