Correct documentation administered medication to a patient is true should be error-free as this could have an aggravating effect on a patient’s recovery during treatment. It should be in a nurse’s perspective to give the proper care to patients and will have a patient send home because he or she is well and was provided the intended care needed with less to no mistake to avoid dealing with complaints and accusations in the future and on the other hand, a nurse attorney is someone who can help you deal with it.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) years and eleven (11) months.
On or about February 19, 2019, the RN failed to document the administration of liquid cough medication in the medication administration record (MAR) for a patient, which was ordered to be given every 8 hours. Subsequently, another nurse administered the medication 6 hours after the previous dose that resulted in the patient, receiving medication too close to the previous administration. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate and incomplete medication record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she was rushing to pass medications to the patient and forgot to sign the student’s medication administration 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.