Every administered medication of patients should be accurately and completely documented. Also, it is very important that all medications should be administered to the patients correctly. But, if an RN made a mistake in administering the medication and failed to document the administration of the medication, he/she will be facing disciplinary action from the Board. If this happens, an RN should seek help from a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about July 13, 2019, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Allen, Texas, RN withdrew two (2) Norco 7.5/325mg tablets from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medication in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, 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 above incident, RN states he was administering two (2) Norco 7.5/325mg tabs to the patient when he received a message from a staff member to clock out and go home, which he did. RN relates he scanned the medication and gave it to the patient, but because he was immediately sent home, he did not have the opportunity to verify if the scanner accepted it. Furthermore, RN explains he struggled with the Meditech system because he was not properly trained on it during orientation.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)(4)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and his license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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