A skilled and knowledgeable nurse attorney can provide the 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. An RN from Texas was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) as will be shown below.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Duncanville, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and nine (9) months.
On or about February 6, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN exceeded his scope of practice by administering a saline placebo instead of Dilaudid 1 mg that was ordered for the patient. Additionally, the RN laughed about only giving saline and stated he drew it up to look like Dilaudid to “see what he does.” The RN’s failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the patient suffering pain unnecessarily, which could have prolonged his recovery period.
In response, the RN states the patient’s call light went off and he requested more Dilaudid. The RN states at that time he also noticed that the patient’s maintenance IV fluid was hardly dripping, so before getting the pain meds, he returned to his room with a saline flush and flushed the IV line. According to the RN, the patient, after seeing such, fell asleep almost immediately and kept on sleeping for another 2 hours or so without any pain medication administration. The RN explained to the physician on duty that the patient might be ready for discharge and that his pain is under control without him having to administer any narcotics. The RN added that he believed the patient must have thought he gave him Dilaudid while he was flushing his line. The RN admits he did chuckle while relaying this information to the doctor, and to his surprise, the physician got extremely angry. Additionally, the physician stated he deceived the patient and that he should have given the pain med as ordered.
However, she could have hired and contacted a nurse attorney in order to receive assistance or help regarding the case she’s in, especially if the RN sincerely thinks of it as an accusation.
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
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