Controlled substances are always a huge matter when it becomes a case of nurses, which is why they need a nurse attorney during issues regarding substance handling. It’s a well-known fact that certain substances can become addictive, and some of them are present in a hospital where a nurse works. This is the case of an RN in Texas who was complained of the misuse of controlled substances.
The incident happened on or about February 17, 2003, when an RN took the following medication and amounts:
- 2 pcs. Phenergan 25mg on February 17, 2003, from a patient. No time or report documented.
- Another 2 pcs. Phenergan 25mg on February 17, 2003, from a patient. No time or report documented.
The misconduct may likely cause further injuries to the patient, as caregivers might provide inaccurate treatment to the patient. Caregivers rely on the nurse’s reports on the patient’s medical record, which is why the nurse should provide accurate documentation.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to summon the RN for a hearing regarding the complaint. However, she lacked a nurse attorney to assist her with the defense. The RN stated that she was actually using Phenergan for personal use.
Due to the statement of the RN, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place her license to disciplinary proceedings. This ensures that the RN will never do such thing in her future shifts once she undergoes the disciplinary procedures.
If you ever received a complaint or a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing indicating that you have a pending case from them, it’s best to hire a good nurse attorney instead.
To do so, it’s best to seek the assistance of the nursing attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To schedule a private consultation, you may contact him at (832)-428-5679.