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 as will be shown below.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.
On or about October 26, 2017, through October 27, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse and on assignment at the said hospital, the RN withdrew two (2) syringes of Morphine 10mg from the medication dispensing system of a patient but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medication in the patients’ Medication Administration Record.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose. Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about October 26, 2017, through October 27, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN withdrew two (2) syringes of Morphine 10mg from the medication dispensing system of a patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. The RN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about October 26, 2017, through October 27, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN misappropriated two (2) syringes of Morphine 10mg belonging to the facility or patients thereof or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medications.
In response to the incidents above, the RN states she doesn’t have an explanation for the Morphine error. The RN states she was never approached by her employer and given an opportunity to recall the events and correct the error. The RN states the Morphine was wasted, but it wasn’t documented. The RN states this was a one-time documentation error.
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 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.