A lot of cases can be filed against an RN or an LVN, one of those cases is about cases of falsification of documents or even wrong administration of medication to the patient. Many nurses are being accused of this kind of conduct. Some or most of the RNs or LVNs commit mistakes, errors, failures while they are doing their job but if RNs and LVNs are experiencing such a scenario, it is best to contact a nurse attorney to help you deal and fight the case.
There was an RN who was involved in such case, it was on or about July 13, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months, the RN falsely documented the dosage of lorazepam administered to a patient in the Patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) in that the RN documented the patient received 1mg of Lorazepam. However, the RN admitted to the Senior Director of Clinical Operations that she actually administered 2mg of Lorazepam to the patient. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
And on or about July 31, 2018, the RN administered Lorazepam to a patient in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s orders in that the RN admitted to the Senior Director of Clinical Operations that she administered 2mg of Lorazepam as opposed to 1mg of Lorazepam. Further, the RN attempted to cover her mistake by putting saline in the Lorazepam vial and discarding the vial in the non-narcotic bin. The 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, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code).
In response to the incidents above, the RN states she was rushed and inadvertently administered 2mg of Lorazepam instead of administering 1mg. The RN states she panicked when she realized her error. The RN states while panicking she added 1 mg of normal saline to the vial so that it would not appear as though she made the error. The RN states she inadvertently placed the vial in an unsecured bin.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney if the RN had hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.