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Correct administration of medication to a patient is crucial in the treatment journey of a patient. A patient’s medical record will be the basis for the treatment of the patient. That is why it is very important that a correct administration of the medication is given and is documented in every patient’s medical records correctly to avoid problems in the future. But if something happens and you are being accused of inaccurate or incorrect documentation, you can look for a nurse attorney to help you deal with the case.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Odessa, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eight (8) months.

On or about January 7, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse at the said hospital, the RN administered 10 ml Wal-Tussin DM cough syrup to a patient, violating standing orders that prohibited the administration of Dextromethorphan to students taking a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication, a kind of medication that the patient was receiving. Respondent’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she was distracted and did not review the SSRI medication in the patient’s medical record.

As a result of the RN’s misconduct, the RN was subjected to disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. The further sanction may apply against the RN if proven guilty for the violation.

The case would have yielded a different result if the RN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.