Notwithstanding the new norm created by this pandemic, it is not a hidden secret that the nursing community is also facing some long-understood truths, that is nurses are underpaid, undervalued, and sometimes treated as expendable. But this doesn’t remove the nurse’s will to help treat their patients the best they can.
However, because of the exhaustion, this pandemic is giving to the nursing community, some nurses may accidentally fail to do their work nicely. Because of this, they may face a disciplinary hearing by the Texas Board of Nursing.
On or about January 27, 2019, an RN from Mansfield withdrew two (2) vials of Morphine 4mg/ml, and eleven (11) vials of Morphine 2mg/ml from the medication dispensing system for patients, but failed to document, and/or completely and accurately document, the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Records and/or nurses’ notes.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
During the hearing, the RN states she has been a nurse at Methodist Hospital for over 10 years and had no marks on her record. She states she has dedicated her adult life to being a nurse.
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, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Waco 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 Waco, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Waco Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.